Gil Shaham premieres David Bruce’s Violin Concerto

Gil Shaham gave the premiere of David Bruce’s new Violin Concerto “Fragile Light” with the San Diego Symphony in three performances over 12-14 December, with a further performance already scheduled for Palm Springs in January.

Jahha Ling (conductor), Gil Shaham (violin), and David Bruce

Jahha Ling (conductor), Gil Shaham (violin), and David Bruce

The performance had a profound effect on Garrett Harris from SanDiegoReader.com who said about the piece “It took me deep… I’m not sure where I was headed but it was a place I’ve never been to before with music… How can you like something that changes your perception of what music is capable of?… It’s beyond ‘like,’ it’s beyond ‘love.’ ” and Ken Herman at San Diego Story said “this Violin Concerto has a future,” calling it a “serious, probing accomplishment.”