Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal



the legacy

  • Mozart Overture to La clemenza di Tito
  • William Bolcom Orphée – Serenade
  • Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33 listen
  • Mozart Gigue in G major & Minuet in D major (solo piano)
  • Tchaikovsky Suite No. 4 in G. Major (“Mozartiana”)


Enjoy a legacy started 250 years ago. As Tchaikovsky wrote, “It is because of Mozart that I love music.? To set the scene, Jeffrey Kahane introduces the Mozartiana premiered in 1887 with the gigue and menuet the Russian so faithfully transcribed in his tribute. 24-year-old Alisa Weilerstein’s natural virtuosity and impassioned musicianship will set the arching melodies of the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations off to perfection. “She has a particular passion and an individual voice that are completely innate. There’s a wholehearted engagement with the music … she is a complete natural.? – Ara Guzelimian

“She radiated such concentration and pleasure, not only in the part she was playing but also in the symphony of sound all around her, that watching her became a lesson in the art of listening.? – The New York Times

broadcast info

Recorded for broadcast on September 25, 2005 at Royce Hall, UCLA. The broadcast of this performance is made possible by generous gifts from Brigitta Troy and General Electric.

  • Jeffrey Kahane Jeffrey Kahane

    photo Michael Burke

  • Alisa Weilerstein Alisa Weilerstein

    photo Jamie Jung

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