Watch Gilharmonic on, Episode 1 with Gil Shaham

June 12, 2020, 11:52 PM · I'm very excited to announce that on Sunday, Gil Shaham and I started a weekly live show, called Gilharmonic on Click below to watch it, and tune in for the next one next Sunday at 11 a.m. Pacific time and 2 p.m. Eastern time. We'd love to see you there!

(If you would prefer to watch it on Facebook Live, please click here to watch it.)

This show came together when Gil called me several weeks ago, wanting to do something to cheer everyone up during the pandemic. We've come up with a cross between a masterclass and "Violin Talk" (kind of like "Car Talk," remember that show?). The show features both students and guest artists. On Episode 1 week we welcomed Suzuki student Joanne Zhu (age 6!), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music student KayCee Galano, and special guest artist, gypsy jazz violinist Jason Anick, who teaches at Berklee College of Music.

So excited and hope to see you next week! (Please spread the word!)

....and here's a bonus track from Jason Anick, a longer version of the "Minor Swing" he played during the show:

If you wish to participate in Gilharmonic on, please e-mail Laurie at for more details.

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June 13, 2020 at 04:04 PM · So happy Jason Anick is going to be on your feed! Have been a follower since I saw him live at D'Anbino's in Paso Robles, CA with the Rhythm Future Quartet. Magic!! If you haven't experienced his artistry you're about to become a fan.

June 13, 2020 at 04:22 PM · Wow! Jason Anick! Can't miss that!!

I love the name "Gilharmonic," but I have to ask: When Mr. Shaham is in his car on his way to a gig, does he become "Freeway Gil"?

June 14, 2020 at 12:11 AM · Hi Laurie

I hope this can be viewed later. 3.30am in Australia is not my best time for tuning in to online events ;-)

June 14, 2020 at 12:50 AM · Yes, good news! While I'd love to see everyone at the live version, it will be archived and available to watch on Youtube and also on and Gil Shaham's FB pages!

June 14, 2020 at 07:08 PM · From an amateur who will always be learning the intricacies of the violin (and piano): To all of you who made Gilharmonic possible, many, many thanks! I can't wait to see episode 2. Everyone was wonderful, all smiles, and radiating joy. There was so much talent exhibited, and I will be looking forward to who will be on next week.

June 14, 2020 at 08:10 PM · I agree with the Reverend! This was terrific! Thanks to everyone who is making this possible!

June 14, 2020 at 09:08 PM · Great show, great guests. Much fun. How do you choose your guests? There are so many inspirational violinists out there of all ages. Keep these shows coming. Really appreciated.

June 14, 2020 at 10:20 PM · Wonderful broadcast!!! And the guests were terrific! (I think little Joanne could have her own show!) I also agree with the Reverend... lots of smiles and joy in a really positive environment!

June 14, 2020 at 11:12 PM · Gil is so relaxed -- his name should be Chill!

June 14, 2020 at 11:38 PM · Delightful! Lifted my spirits, and I so much need that now. Thank you, and see you next week.

June 15, 2020 at 03:39 AM · Thank you everyone, for your comments and for joining us! Can't wait to do it again! :)

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