Gil Shaham Plays Mendelssohn

Mar 7-12, 2024


Experience the “brilliant and incisive” (Chicago Tribune) Gil Shaham in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, ever popular for its mix of vigor and finesse. Richard Strauss’ tone poem explores the ultimate mystery of death and what might lie beyond. Lutosławski’s 1954 Concerto for Orchestra is a symphonic showpiece that draws on Polish folk songs and Baroque forms.

R. Strauss

Death and Transfiguration


Violin Concerto


Isolation Rag [Mar. 7 Encore]

Gil Shaham violin


V. Sarabande - VI. Double from Partita No. 1 in B Minor,

BWV 1002 [Mar. 8 Encore]

Gil Shaham violin


III. Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 in E Major,

BWV 1006 [Mar. 9 & 12 Encore]

Gil Shaham violin


Concerto for Orchestra


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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring Guillermo Muñoz Küster in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.


The appearance of Gil Shaham is made possible by the Grainger Fund for Excellence.