Classical
10:05 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Shaham in Mendelssohn, "Butterfly"

Tune in this afternoon and evening to hear the glorious Gil Shaham on record and in concert. The Israel-born, Illinois-bred violinist leads the International Sejong Soloists in Mendelssohn's Octet - surely the greatest work ever written by a 16 year old - on Barney Sherman's show. Then, on Performance Today, he plays the Butterfly Lovers Concerto, written in China in 1959.  When a friend introduced him to the work a few years ago, his friend burst into tears because the music was so emotional.  Hear Shaham play it, and see if it moves you, too.

Gil Shaham, the Israel-born, Illinois-raised violin master.
Gil Shaham, the Israel-born, Illinois-raised violin master.
Credit gilshaham.com

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