MTT and Gil Shaham

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.


Conductor/Performers

Michael Tilson Thomas

conductor

Gil Shaham

violin

Gamelan Sekar Jaya

gamelan ensemble

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Concert: Approx. 1h 30m, includes intermission.


Podcasts

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)

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  1. Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Peter Grunberg, begins one hour prior to rehearsal and concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Program Support

The Thursday Matinee concerts are endowed by a gift in memory of Rhoda Goldman.