Cellist Oliver Aldort

Cellist Oliver Aldort

Cellist Oliver Aldort – the youngest member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the cello section at the start of the 2015-2016 season. He came to Curtis in 2011 from a small community on Orcas Island in Washington State graduating from Curtis in 2015. He studied with the Nina and Billy Albert Chair in Cello Studies Carter Brey. His program:

Beethoven: Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2
Oliver Aldort, cello; Andrew Hsu, piano
During the composition of Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102, No. 2 Beethoven was profoundly deaf. Composed in 1815, this was Beethoven’s last cello sonata. The sonata consists of three movements: Allegro con brio; Adagio con molto sentimento d’affetto; Allegro.

Chopin: Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
Oliver Aldort, cello; Andrew Hsu, piano
The four-movement Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65 composed by Chopin in 1846 was one of the last works to be published in his lifetime. The second movement entitled Scherzo, Aldort describes it as “beautiful and tender, great cello writing”. The movements are marked: Allegro moderato; Scherzo; Largo; Finale: Allegro.

Schumann: Träumerei
Oliver Aldort, cello; Andrew Hsu, piano
In Oliver’s encore he plays Träumerei by Robert Schumann. He chose this as his encore because of its beautiful childlike world. It was his goodbye to Curtis as he reminiscence about his years spent at Curtis.

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