After several conversations with visual artist David Michalek regarding a potential collaboration, Gil Shaham thought it would be possible to add David's unique 21st century vision to the three-hundred-year-old Six Solos for Violin with the goal of opening up new avenues for listening and interpreting these great works while preserving Bach's message.
Come for: The Sei solo – “six alone” – as Bach labeled his set of three sonatas and three partitas for solo violin, are iconic landmarks of European culture, not just the violin repertory. They opened new worlds of expressive and technical possibilities.
And more: The legendary violin playing of Gil Shaham, set to a video production by David Michalek.
301 N. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, 91103
9:00am to 10:45am
Con Gioia, directed by Preethi de Silva, acclaimed expert on the performance of the keyboard music of C.P.E. Bach, will complete the ensembles commemoration of C.P.E. Bachs 300th birthday.
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