This November sees Avery Fisher Prize-winner Gil Shaham launch a season-long partnership with Germany’s Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO). As the Grammy Award-winning orchestra’s 2013-14 Artist-in-Residence, the American master violinist will take part in multiple chamber and orchestral concerts, both in Munich and on an international tour. Over the course of three intimate evenings with the BRSO Soloists, he will perform Bach’s complete oeuvre for solo violin alongside chamber works by Prokofiev and Richard Danielpour (Nov 26), Mendelssohn’s Octet (Feb 17), and Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet (June 23). In the concert hall, he will join the orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto under Stéphane Denève (Nov 28), Bartók’s Second with Yannick Nézet-Séguin (June 26 & 27), and Berg’s Violin Concerto conducted by BRSO Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons, for two dates in Munich (Jan 16 & 17) and on tour in Paris (Jan 18) and at New York’s Carnegie Hall (May 18).
This month sees Gil Shaham’s first performances as 2013-14 Artist-in-Residence at Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Gil and legendary composer John Williams team up with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
For his upcoming November dates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gil teams up with his longtime friend and musical partner John Williams. The two have been friends for more than 20 years, collaborating on countless concerts and recording projects together. On November 8 & 9, Gil and the CSO play Williams’s Violin Concerto with the composer himself on the podium. The following day, Gil joins the legendary film composer on a program of favorite scores, including the violin fantasy from Fiddler on the Roof and selections from Williams’s own Schindler’s List (Nov 10).
Gil plays Bach and Bolcom in Davis, CA
Many of Gil’s recital programs this season focus on Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, in anticipation of his next recording project. Taking his singular approach to these beloved works, Gil’s first solo recital of the season takes place at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA on November 1 and pairs Bach’s Sonata No .1, Partita No. 1 and Partita No. 2 with William Bolcom’s Suite No. 2 for solo violin, a work commissioned by Music Accord for Gil.