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Gil Shaham and Akira Eguchi in Celebrity Series

One of the virtues of the recital program that violinist Gil Shaham is bringing to Jordan Hall on Sunday is that it gives an unusually inclusive portrait of this inquisitive, charismatic musician.

Take the concert’s centerpiece: a new piece for solo violin written for Shaham by the eminent American composer William Bolcom, whom Shaham got to know while playing Bolcom’s violin concerto a few years ago in Toronto. When Music Accord, a consortium of presenters that includes the Celebrity Series of Boston, offered to commission a new work for Shaham from an American composer, Bolcom was his first suggestion.

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