Gil Shaham Steps in for Julia Fischer at Carnegie Hall March 15

Classic Arts Features   Gil Shaham Steps in for Julia Fischer at Carnegie Hall March 15
Carnegie Hall has announced that violinist Gil Shaham will replace Julia Fischer as soloist when conductor Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra perform at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Sunday, March 15.

Ms. Fischer is unable to travel due to an ear infection and must cancel her appearance at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Shaham will perform the previously-announced Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major.

Violinist Shaham is internationally recognized by audiences and critics alike as one of today's most virtuosic and engaging classical artists. He is sought after for concerto appearances with celebrated orchestras and conductors, as well as for recital and ensemble appearances. A highly regarded soloist, Mr. Shaham will perform ten concertos with orchestras in the 2008 _2009 season.

Mr. Shaham has made more than two dozen recordings, including a number of bestsellers that appear on record charts in the US and abroad. These recordings have earned prestigious awards, including multiple Grammy Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque, a Diapason d'Or, and a Gramophone "Editor's Choice."

His most recent recordings: including his new, best-selling release of Elgar's Violin Concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Zinman: have been produced for his own label, Canary Classics. In November 2008, Mr. Shaham was the recipient of the 2008 Avery Fisher Prize.

Program Information
Sunday, March 15 at 2 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin

RODION SHCHEDRIN Beethoven's Heiligenst‹dter Testament (United States Premiere)
SERGEI PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19
JOHANNES BRAHMS Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68


The 2 PM concert is the third of three special New York performances by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mariss Jansons.

Read a recent Playbill Arts profile of the conductor and orchestra here.

Tickets priced at $34, $41, $53, $73, $95, $105, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website,

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of partial-view seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

A limited number of student discount tickets and senior citizen rush tickets, priced at $10, may also be available at the Box Office for some Carnegie Hall events. Please call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or, for students, visit for availability.

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