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Great Performers in Recital at Tanglewood Gil Shaham
July 3, 2020 @ 9:10 PM - 10:30 PM
His uplifting Tanglewood 2020 solo recital program reflects the imaginative range of his musical interests. Shaham plays works by three living American composers, including two written for him: Boston-based composer Scott Wheeler’s Isolation Rag, written at Shaham’s request as a response to daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic; and two stylish dance movements from William Bolcom’s Suite No. 2 for solo violin. Chicago Symphony Orchestra violist Max Raimi’s Anger Management is a short and virtuosic etude. Anchoring this program is Bach’s Partita in E, one of his six solo violin works from early 1720s that are still considered the wellspring of the solo violin literature. Prokofiev’s charming and lively 1947 Sonata for solo violin was composed for young students of the instrument.