December 3, 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.
The Aulos Woodwind Quintet
Johann Sebastian Bach
Fugue from "The Well-Tempered Clavier"
The Emerson String Quartet
Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, Texas
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Cynthia Schwab from Joplin, Missouri.
"Under the Sea"
Quartet San Francisco
Yoshi's, San Francisco
Two movements from "The Mermaid"
The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor James Conlon
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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