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Gil Shaham, violin

Gil Shaham, violin
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00pm

Pre-performance Talk
7PM • Jackson Hall

Composer William Bolcom in conversation with Don Roth, Executive Director, Mondavi Center, UC Davis

J.S. Bach Violin Sonata No.1 in G Minor, BWV 1001
J.S. Bach Partita No. 1 for Solo Violin in B Minor, BWV 1002
William Bolcom Suite No. 2 for Solo Violin
J.S. Bach Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV. 1006

The New York Times succinctly sums up the appeal of Gil Shaham’s playing: “flawless precision and gleeful command.” In his 2011 appearance at the Mondavi Center, Shaham turned in a stunning performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with the St. Louis Symphony. For his return engagement, the violinist gives a rare solo recital, featuring as a centerpiece William Bolcom’s Suite No. 2 for Solo Violin. Commissioned through Music Accord (a consortium of presenters that includes the Mondavi Center) for Shaham, the Bolcom piece is a lyrical, playful piece with distant roots in the Baroque dance-suite form. As Shaham said: “I feel very proud of my violin knowledge ... But I find that with Bill that he is able to teach me about the violin things that I did not know.”

Residency activities supported by
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Event Info

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00pm