Violinist Gil Shaham plays the Walton Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit on Friday, May 20, 2011 at the Kennedy Center. The concert, presented by Washington Performing Arts Society, also includes Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony and Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture. Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chatted with Gil about the amazing wealth of violin concertos written during the 1930s, the tarantula-inspired wild second movement, and the great Jascha Heifetz's part in all of this.
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