Weekend of December 6, 2008
A Well-Deserved Honor
Nearly twenty years ago, violinist Gil Shaham got a call from philanthropist Avery Fisher, telling Shaham he had won a career grant. Two weeks ago, Shaham won the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, the highest honor given to an American classical instrumentalist. Today we'll feature a performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with Gil Shaham and the Aspen Chamber Symphony, from the Aspen Festival.
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"Song Without Words," Op. 109
Pianist Emanuel Ax and cellist Yo-Yo Ma
"Misty Moonlight Waltz"
Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio
Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, Cooperstown, New York
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482
Pianist Emanuel Ax with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Alexander Mickelthwate
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Quartet in G Minor
Violinist and conductor Angele Dubeau with La Pieta
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
Sonata No. 4, Op. 3
Violinist Gil Shaham and guitarist Goran Sollscher
Scherzo from Octet for Winds and Strings
The Escher String Quartet with David Shifrin, clarinet, Peter Kolkay, bassoon, Radovan Vlatkovic, French horn, and Kurt Muroki, bass
Rose Theatre, New York City
"Young Girl in the Garden"
Pianist Stephen Hough
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Violinist Gil Shaham with the Aspen Chamber Symphony and conductor David Zinman
Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado