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Performing Bach’s Complete Sonatas and Partitas

Grammy-winning violin virtuoso Gil Shaham returns to Washington Performing Arts and Strathmore on Friday, January 16, for his first-ever D.C.-area performance of Bach’s complete Sonatas and Partitas. Of a recent performance of the same works—long considered the “Mount Everest” of the violin repertoire—the Cleveland PlainDealer raved, “Shaham took full advantage of his instrument’s powerful voice, with its brilliant upper range, complex midrange and full, booming lower range, filling Gartner Auditorium with a sound that was almost orchestral. In the concluding Allegro assai, he gave his virtuosity free rein and drove home a performance that was simply electrifying.”

Who: Gil Shaham, violin

Where: The Music Center at Strathmore

When: Friday, January 16 at 8pm

Program: Bach’s Complete Sonatas and Partitas

Tickets: Start at $30, available at washingtonperformingarts.org or (202) 785-9727