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Classical Pick of the Week: St. Petersburg Philharmonic

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If you can't make it to the LA Opera for Britten's Turn of the Screw, Alisa Weilerstein is making her return to the Disney Hall (you might remember her from last year's performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto) with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in an all-Russian program.

If you didn't read the LA Times' profile of Alisa this morning, the 28 yo is performing the Shostakovich Cello Concerto (seen above with Rostropovich).The orchestra is also performing Brahms's Symphony No. 4 and Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture. There are two performances scheduled, on Tuesday at 8 PM at the Disney Hall and on Wednesday at 8 PM at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara.

If you don't want to drive that far on Wednesday, Andre Watts is performing at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts at 7 PM. If you love Liszt you're in luck, it's an all Liszt program featuring a few etudes, sonatas, and Hungarian Rhapsody no. 3.