REVIEW: Violinist Gil Shaham electrifies in Tchaikovsky with CSO


It’s not often that the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra audience gives a soloist a standing ovation after the first movement. That’s what happened Friday night, when violinist Gil Shaham played the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with such thrilling virtuosity that listeners leaped to their feet for extended ovations before the piece had ended.

It was a natural response, not only because of the grand build-up the composer gives the opening movement but also due to Shaham’s dazzling fireworks and…

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