Broadcast | Shaham Plays Brahms

Mahler’s monumental First Symphony marks Xian Zhang’s first New Jersey Symphony performance of his music. Gil Shaham, one of today’s greatest and most admired violinists, scales the heights of Brahms’ Violin Concerto with dazzling virtuosity.

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Concert Info


BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

BRAHMS Violin Concerto

MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Concert originally performed June 7–10, 2018. Recorded at NJPAC in Newark.
Broadcast Dec 28, 2018, on WWFM.

All About That Mahler Bass: New Jersey Symphony bassist Dave Rosi previews the familiar tune Mahler uses to open the third movement of his First Symphony.