Gil Shaham to premiere new violin concerto by Bright Sheng

Continuing his advocacy of Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 4.06.36 PM copycontemporary composition, Gil presents the debut an important new addition to the orchestral repertoire when he gives the world, Asian, and European premieres of a new concerto by Chinese-American composer, MacArthur Fellow Bright Sheng.  Gil launches the Detroit Symphony’s new season with the work’s first performances under the leadership of music director Leonard Slatkin (Oct 4-6), before reprising it with the Singapore Symphony and its music director, Lan Shui (Jan 4) , and again with London’s BBC Symphony and its chief conductor designate, Sakari Oramo (May 9).