Avery Fisher Prize-winner Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time, whose combination of flawless technique with inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his legacy as an American master. Shaham brings to life Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, with its vibrant touches of Russian and Spanish folk culture.
Highlighting this worldly program is the Gamelan Sekar Jaya ensemble performing a work on traditional Balinese gamelans. Then, Britten's only ballet, written after he visited the island of Bali. The colorful Prince of the Pagodas, with its finely woven timbre of the gamelan, evokes an exotic whimsy of the tropics.
San Francisco Symphony
Concert: Approx. 1h 30m, includes intermission.
Britten's The Prince of the Pagodas
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Gil Shaham performs the third movement of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor with the Orchestre de Paris:
The Royal Ballet Company and the Royal Opera House perform Benjamin Britten's The Prince of the Pagodas:
Gamelan Sekar Jaya performs Teruna Jaya (Victorious Youth)