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Laughter and cathartic tears with Gil Shaham

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Eric T Williams
Violinist Gil Shaham performs with the Kansas City Symphony in Helzberg Hall, September 2022.

Acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham joins co-hosts Michael Stern and Dan Margolies for a fun and heartfelt conversation about his early days and collaborating with the Kansas City Symphony. We'll hear Gil as soloist in performances of music by Samuel Barber, Alban Berg and Camille Saint-Saens. We'll also hear Paul Hindemith's "Trauermusik" as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

An agreement with the Kansas City Symphony allows us to share audio for this program up to four weeks after the program's original air date. You can listen to currently available episodes here.


Michael Stern
Dan Margolies


Gil Shaham


by Paul Hindemith
Pinchas Zukerman, guest conductor and violin
Live performance, May 2015

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
by Samuel Barber
Gil Shaham, violin
Live performance, January 2010

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
by Alban Berg
Gil Shaham, violin
Live performance, May 2013

Concerto No. 3 in B Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61
by Camille Saint-Saens
Gil Shaham, violin
Live performance, September 2022

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