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The fifth anniversary season of The Nasher’s Soundings concert series begins with cellist Alisa Weilerstein in recital., and the offering is really something special. Before Bach’s six cello suites, there existed exactly zero compositions for solo cello. They remain some of the finest pieces of music Bach — or anyone for that matter — ever wrote for a string instrument. The naked structure of these works (they’re lone instrumental efforts, after all) is a gift to all who admire the craft of music making — the beauty, complexity and miraculous vision of Bach are laid bare here for all to experience. Including both major- and minor-key pieces, these suites run the gambit from dark to light, from enthusiastic to firmly anguished. Solo cello works by Benjamin Britten, Osvaldo Golijov and Zoltan Kodaly are also set to make appearances. The performance takes place at The Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info at nashersculpturecenter.org.
Wed., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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Jonathan Patrick

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