Violinist Gil Shaham talks Star Wars, the violin and the New York Knicks. He is in Chicago with his old friend, the film legend John Williams. Mr. Shaham sat down with Noel Morris after a rehearsal with Mr. Williams and the CSO on Thursday. He will be performing with Williams and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra this weekend, including the celebrated film scores to Schindler’s List, Fiddler on the Roof, and Williams’ 1976 Violin Concerto.
The pairing of John Williams and the CSO will also revisit their academy award-nominated collaboration on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.