Gil Shaham Plays Prokofiev with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for National Symphony Orchestra: Gil Shaham Plays Prokofiev, with Conductor Xian Zhang was Sunday November 7, 2010 / 1:30pm.
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The seats bought through Goldstar were pretty good and we were excited but the performance felt distant and unconnected. The hall is far too large and the acoustics leave much to be desired. Shaham played into the orchestra not out to the audience and seemed not to even realise we were there. Despite an overly enthusiastic ovation he did not give an encore which added to the disengaged feeling of his performance. Xian Zhang is a tiny powerhouse but also did not connect with the audience throughout the difficult program. Altogether a really disappointing evening.
Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No. 2
Stravinsky - Le Chant du rossignol
Bartok - The Miraculous Mandarin
Gil Shaham, whom the __New ____York Times__ calls “a highly physical player,” is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 conducted by Xian Zhang. Also on the program are works by Debussy, Stravinsky, and Bartók.