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Joshua Weilerstein

Joshua Weilerstein Conductor

Julia Hagen

Julia Hagen Cello

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Program

Haydn

Creation: Overture

Shaw

Entr’acte

Haydn

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major

Elgar

Enigma Variations

Approx. 90 Minute Performance

1 Intermission

Austrian cellist Julia Hagen—winner of both the Liezen International and Mazzacurati Cello Competitions—makes her North American debut with the VSO performing Haydn’s virtuosic masterwork, his Cello Concerto No. 1. She is joined by returning guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein, heralded as “one of the most promising podium presences of his generation” (LA Times), who leads this intimate program featuring Edward Elgar’s shimmering Enigma Variations and Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte.

Entr’acte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 — with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music (like the minuets of Op. 77) suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition. —Caroline Shaw, Composer

This concert is a part of the following series:

Friday & Saturday
8pm
Sunday
2pm

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