September 29, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—In the second performance of the 2006-07 Music at Amherst Series, cellist Pieter Wispelwey will be joined by pianist Dejan Lazic in a program of sonatas and variations by Ludwig van Beethoven at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College.

Wispelwey and Lazic, who recently recorded these works on the Channel Classics label, have garnered critical acclaim for their technical mastery and nuanced interpretation. The New York Times writes that Wispelwey offers “performances as eloquent as they [are] provocative,” while the New Yorker magazine noted that “His playing is physical first and intellectual second, which is ultimately the way to go. Whether singing, dancing, raging or ruminating, it mimics the contours of human gesture and speech.”

Wispelwey has appeared in recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and at Lincoln Center in New York. Wispelwey has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Salzburg. In 2005, he began a five-season residency with the London Philharmonic with a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the Royal Festival Hall.

Tickets for the performance are $22. Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employee tickets are $19, and student tickets are $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance over the telephone by calling 413/542-2195.