Gil Shaham travels to four European capitals with the Sejong Soloists in November, presenting performances of Bach’s Violin Concerto in E, Penderecki’s Sinfonietta, and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The conductorless orchestra makes stops at Prague’s Rudolfinum on November 8, London’s Wigmore Hall on November 9, Munich’s Herkulessaal on November 10, and Madrid’s National Auditorium of Music on November 12.
A European Tour with the Sejong Soloists
Gil Shaham Brings Multimedia Bach Collaboration to Three Cities
Gil Shaham continues touring key North American venues with accounts of Bach’s complete unaccompanied sonatas and partitas in a special multimedia collaboration with award-winning visual artist David Michalek. Gil’s “simply electrifying” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) interpretations are presented this fall at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Performing Arts on October 20, Carnegie Hall on October 25, and the Celebrity Series of Boston on November 1. These performances are accompanied by original video art from Michalek, whose other work includes Slow Dancing and Portraits in Dramatic Time, both multichannel, mammoth-scale video installations that create a striking visual landscape and invites listeners into a deeper state of contemplative focus. Watch an excerpt of Michalek’s video accompaniment to Bach here.
After decades of private practice as well as scholarly inquiry, Gil’s interpretation of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin was released on Canary Classics in March 2015. Learn more at Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon.
A Look Ahead to the 2015-16 Season
Gil Shaham launches his 2015-16 season on September 24 at the Berlin Philharmonic with Korngold’s Violin Concerto under Zubin Mehta. Additional highlights over the upcoming months include Bach with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, Brahms with the Orchestre de Paris, Tchaikovsky with the New World Symphony, and Mendelssohn during a residency at the Montreal Symphony. Gil also revisits John Williams’s Violin Concerto with Stéphane Denève and the Boston Symphony, where he previously recorded the concerto under the composer’s direction. As well as undertaking a tour of European capitals with Sejong and a residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he continues touring key North American venues with accounts of Bach’s complete unaccompanied sonatas and partitas in a special multimedia collaboration with photographer and video artist David Michalek.
In February, Gil looks forward to the release of a new recording – Violin Concertos of the 1930s, Vol. 2 – on his own Canary Classics label, which he celebrates with performances of Bartók’s Second with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and the Kimmel Center, Barber with the Orchestre National de Lyon and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Prokofiev’s Second on an extensive North American tour with The Knights.