This Spring: Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Solo Bach

10401520_10152892416348676_2657660589706079506_n-copy-175x175Gil Shaham reunites with the Boston Symphony Orchestra March 17 through 19, performing the John Williams Violin Concerto at Symphony Hall under the baton of Stéphane Denève. Two weeks later, he presents Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Susanna Mälkki, with concerts March 30 through April 2.

Gil also continues his multi-season tour of J.S. Bach’s complete unaccompanied sonatas and partitas in a multimedia collaboration featuring original video art by David Michalek, sharing his “simply electrifying” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) interpretations at Ann Arbor’s University Musical Society on March 26, Cal Performances in Berkeley on April 14, and the University of Washington on April 16.

Explore Gil’s full calendar here.

1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 is out today!

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 4.16.09 PMIssued on Gil’s own Canary Classics label, 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 includes Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under Stéphane Denève and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Eric Jacobsen and The Knights. Watch a video trailer here.

Enjoy today on iTunes and receive an exclusive recording of Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2 with pianist Orli Shaham. The album is also streaming on Spotify and available to order from Amazon.

Coming Soon: 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 4.16.09 PMSince Gil Shaham issued 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 in 2014 — conceived when he realized how many great 20th-century violin concertos were composed during the same fateful decade — the project has fostered a wealth of collaborations with the foremost orchestras and conductors around the globe. Now, 1930s Violin Concertos, Vol. 2., issued on Gil’s own Canary Classics label, pairs Gil’s account of Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra under Stéphane Denève and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Eric Jacobsen and The Knights. The album will be available worldwide on February 26. Pre-order here on iTunes and here on Amazon.

To celebrate the new release, Gil embarks on a North American tour February 13 through 26 with Eric Jacobsen and The Knights featuring Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, during which he also presents the world premiere performances of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Chamber Concerto, which was written especially for him. Gil also performs Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony and Susanna Mälkki March 30 though April 2. Explore his full calendar here.