Solo Bach on tour

Last season, after 30 years of studying the sonatas and partitas privately, Gil finally brought his solo Bach interpretations out into the open to share with American audiences.  Gil brings his unique approach to this timeless repertoire on his upcoming US recital tour.  Click here to watch Gil’s impromptu recital of Bach’s exuberant solo Partita No. 3 at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum as part of NPR Music’s “Field Recording” series.

 

US Recital tour featuring Baolcom premiere, and works by Milone and Dorman

A champion of contemporary music, Shaham has recently given life to several new commissions. The centerpiece of his upcoming duo recital tour is the world premiere of Suite No. 2 by William Bolcom, a nine-movement work filled with brilliant musical ideas and emotions: a masterpiece with the profundity and craftsmanship that is characteristic of Bolcom’s music . The premiere will take place at the Aspen Winter Festival on February 5, with additional performances in San Diego (Feb 7), San Francisco (Feb 8), and Boston (Feb 10).

Also featured on the tour are two other contemporary works written for and recently premiered by Gil: Julian Milone’s In the Country of Lost Things… and Avner Dorman’s Nigunim.

“Wonderfully fresh” Barber as Gil bring the “concertos of the 1930’s project” to the New York Philharmonic

Now in its fourth season, Gil’s long-term exploration of iconic “Violin Concertos of the 1930s” recently returned to his hometown orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, when Gil performed play Samuel Barber’s example of 1939 under the direction of Alan Gilbert. According to the New York Times, “this vivid and sensitive performance the Barber sounded wonderfully fresh. Mr. Shaham played the main theme of the first movement, one of those soaring, majestic Barber melodies, with plush sound and affecting restraint. He brought warmth touched with impetuosity to the contemplative slow movement, and his dazzling account of the perpetual-motion finale had flawless precision and gleeful command.”

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