Gil Shaham plays Prokofiev with the San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas

Next week, Gil Shaham travels to the City by the Bay to play index copyGil Shaham Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with frequent collaborator Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony (June 12-15).  It was with Tilson Thomas last June that Gil proved himself “an exuberantly commanding soloist,” who kindled “hot fire” (Los Angeles Times) in Stravinsky’s concerto, and when Tilson Thomas led his performance of Prokofiev’s Second with the New World Symphony, the South Florida Classical Review reported, “Shaham easily met the concerto’s virtuosic demands in a performance that banished literal routine in favor of interpretive risk.… Shaham’s light touch and flowing pulse captured the magic of one of Prokofiev’s most inspired creations and he brought plenty of sinew and fire to the more aggressive central episode.” Click here for a list of upcoming performances.