Opening Night: Gil Shaham

Gala Opening Night – Add the Opening Night Celebration on stage after the concert
Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
Musical Friendships

Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Brahms: Sonatensatz from the F-A-E Sonata
Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108
Dvořák: Violin Sonata in F Major, Op. 57, B. 106
Dvořák: Romance for violin and piano in F Minor, Op. 11

Join us for a Gala Opening Night with one of the preeminent violinists of our time. The incomparable Gil Shaham makes his long-awaited DACAMERA debut with his longtime chamber music partner Akira Eguchi. Shaham’s charismatic artistry brings together flawless technique, warmth and generosity of spirit. His many accolades include the Avery Fisher Prize, a Grammy Award and Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year.”

A circle of friendship links these three great composers that span the Romantic era. Robert Schumann launched the young Brahms’s career with an article about the 20-year old genius. Some 20 years later, Brahms, now established, judged a competition that chose the young Antonin Dvořák as the winner, and then actively helped him secure a publisher.

“A virtuoso and a player of deeply intense ­sincerity…. One of today’s pre-eminent violinists.” — The New York Times

“…among the most inspired violinists of his ­generation.” — The Guardian

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