Since his surprise appearance with the VSO when he was just 17 years old (a lastminute replacement for Yehudi Menuhin) Gil Shaham has been a special favorite of local audiences even as he has become one of America’s most revered and recorded instrumentalists. He performs the beautiful Dvořák Violin Concerto, a youthful piece that is virtuosic and joyous all the way through. The program also includes a selection of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, newly reimagined by composers commissioned specifically for this project.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Antonin Dvořák: Violin Concerto
Antonin Dvořák: Slavonic Dances