Gil continues his exploration of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas on February tour

Gil turns to Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for Bach copyunaccompanied violin on his upcoming solo recital tours of the U.S. and Italy, with dates in Kansas City, MO (Feb 5), Cleveland, OH (Feb 6), Denver, CO (Feb 9), and Baltimore, MD (Feb 23), as well as in Rome (Feb 14) and Florence (Feb 15).

In Denver and Kansas City, Shaham juxtaposes Bach’s masterpieces with a contemporary American contribution to the unaccompanied violin literature: Pulitzer Prize-winner William Bolcom’s Suite No. 2 for solo violin, which is one of several important new commissions written for and premiered by the violinist himself. When he played Bolcom’s suite in Boston’s Celebrity Series last season, the Boston Globe described the work as “nine character pieces leveraging Shaham’s ability to create perfectly honed moments.”

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