June 17,19: Isserlis Concert Berlin

Cellist Stephen Isserlis will present a concert in Berlin, with music by Schumann, Shchedrin, Bernstein, and others.


Performed with the KONZERTHAUSORCHESTER BERLIN, conducted by Ivan Fischer.


  • Friday, June 17 2016 at 19:00
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 19 2016, 16:00


  • Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin – Großer Saal


Schumann, Robert

  • Overture to Manfred, op. 115

Schumann, Robert

  • Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Shchedrin, Rodion Konstantinovich

  • Concerto for Orchestra No. 1 “Naughty Limericks”

Bernstein, Leonard

  • Symphonic dances from West Side Story

The performance opens with two pieces from Robert Schumann, the “Manfred Overture”, a highly regarded piece inspired by Lord Byron’s poem, and his Cello Concert in A minor, featuring cellist Steven Isserlis.

Two additional pieces will be performed. Shchedrin’s much beloved “Naughty Limericks” or “Mischievous Folk Ditties” is a concert for orchestra based on Russian satirical folk songs.

Finally there will be Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story”, a suite of orchestral music from the musical, arranged by the composer himself.

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