Gil Shaham performs Joseph Boulogne's Violin Concerto No. 9 with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - and you can watch for free (and decide if you want to try playing it!). Video of Gil's performance (premiered on Friday) is in the blog - listen while you read!
The violin is a small and portable instrument, and for that reason it is the kind of object that people can keep for many generations, even if they move across the globe. Thus it can carry a powerful sense of legacy. Have you ever inherited a violin from someone, or gifted a violin or other instrument to someone?
Sponsor Spotlight: Onstage/Offstage Chicago’s North Shore Chamber Music Festival presents acclaimed violinists Danbi Um and Paul Huang with pianist Amy Yang in a spellbinding program of works by Mendelssohn, Bloch, Korngold, Ysaÿe, and de Sarasate! This onstage/offstage series recital can be attended in-person at PianoForte Chicago or enjoyed online at NSCMF.org and theviolinchannel.com.
Signs of progress: the New York Philharmonic will perform its first in-person, indoor concert since the pandemic. The April 14 concert will have a limited audience, requiring COVID tests or vaccinations to attend.