Gil kicks off the new year with Bach

In the upcoming months Gil will beBach copy touring the United States, showcasing his original interpretations of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin. The tour will begin at the Music Center at Strathmore in Maryland (1/16) and will make stops at Symphony Center in Chicago, (3/1), Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas (3/20), Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (3/29), Granada Theater in Santa Barbara, and other leading venues.

Shaham has been heralded as “capable of bringing out the mechanics and the majesty of Bach in equal measure” (Baltimore Sun). Select performances will be further enhanced through a special multimedia collaboration with photographer and video artist David Michalek.

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Gil Shaham plays Prokofiev with Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall and more on San Francisco Symphony’s 20th-Anniversary Tour (Nov 12–22)

When Avery Fisher Prize-winner GilSergei_Prokofiev_02 copy Shaham performed with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony last season, he proved himself “an exuberantly commanding soloist” who succeeded in kindling “hot fire” (Los Angeles Times). Small wonder then, that the American master violinist is the only soloist chosen to accompany MTT and the orchestra on their upcoming 20th-anniversary national tour. Together they will present Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto – one of those featured in Shaham’s celebrated long-term exploration of the “Violin Concertos of the 1930s” – at New York’s Carnegie Hall (Nov 20), marking the violinist’s only appearance at the venue this season, as well as at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Miami’s Arsht Center, and the university campus of Ann Arbor (Nov 12–22).

Gil Shaham launches innovative solo Bach project and more in 2014-15

Following his “expressive and virtuosic accounts10401520_10152892416348676_2657660589706079506_n copy of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Havanaise” and Pablo de Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy” (Seattle Times) at the Seattle Symphony’s Parisian-themed opening-night gala, Gil Shaham tours his original interpretations of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin to Chicago’s Symphony Center, L.A.’s Disney Hall, and other leading venues, in a special multimedia collaboration with photographer David Michalek in anticipation of Shaham’s next release on his own Canary Classics label. Marking the most recent in a succession of major new commissions written expressly for him, he gives the world premiere performances of Fragile Light, a new concerto by David Bruce, with the San Diego Symphony in December. He rejoins Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for Mozart’s “Turkish” concerto, and plays Prokofiev’s Second on the orchestra’s 20th-anniversary tour at key venues including Carnegie Hall. The Prokofiev is one of the works showcased in Shaham’s long-term exploration of “Violin Concertos of the 1930s,” now entering its sixth season, which takes him back to the Philadelphia Orchestra for Berg, and to both the Berlin Radio Symphony and the London Symphony Orchestra for Britten. Equally celebrated for his interpretations of the great earlier cornerstones of the violin concerto literature, his upcoming orchestral highlights include Mendelssohn in Tokyo, Canada, and Luxembourg, Brahms in Colorado, and a pair of Bach concertos with the Dallas Symphony. Whether in new commissions, creative programming, or canonical masterworks, Shaham – a Musical America “Instrumentalist of the Year” – remains “one of today’s preeminent violinists” (New York Times).

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