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classical music

Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

Alisa Weilerstein performs a complete cycle of Bach's cello suites. The first virtuosic pieces ever written for solo cello, the suites balance mathematical precision with human passion.

Over the course of a relatively low-profile career, Bach's formal puzzle-solving created principles of harmony and counterpoint that revolutionised music. Written for the glory of God, his work was an attempt to understand the infinite, and its structural beauty has arguably never been surpassed.

This concert is an opportunity to experience the driving momentum and melodic fluidity of the complete suites.

The Telegraph describes Alisa Weilerstein as a 'spine-tingling' performer, and states: 'Weilerstein is truly a phenomenon.'

This concert takes place as part of the Science versus Religion: Do We Need To Choose? segment of Southbank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief festival.

About St John's Smith Square


Alisa Weilerstein cello


JS Bach: Suite No.1 in G for solo cello, BWV.1007; Suite No.2 in D minor for solo cello, BWV.1008
JS Bach: Suite No.3 in C for solo cello, BWV.1009; Suite No.4 in E flat for solo cello, BWV.1010
JS Bach: Suite No.5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV.1011; Suite No.6 in D for solo cello, BWV.1012

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St John's Smith Square,

Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA


£10 - £38
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£10, £15, £28, £38


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Event information
Please note that there are two intervals in tonight's concert, the first of which is only 15 minutes long.