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Violinist Gil Shaham comes to Washington fresh from a New Year’s Eve gala performance with the Berlin Philharmonic. Tonight, the 26-year-old musician proves he is no stranger to the Israel Philharmonic (having made his concert debut with the orchestra in 1981) and performs Bruch’s rigorous but romantic Violin Concerto No. 1, which he recorded brilliantly for Deutsche Grammophon a few years ago. Also on the program are Communion, a contemporary work by Israeli composer Tzvi Avni, and Stravinsky’s delightfully primitive Le Sacre du Printemps, all led by the capable baton of Zubin Mehta. At 8 p.m. in the newly rejuvenated Kennedy Center Concert Hall. $35.50-70. (202) 467-4600. (Amy Domingues)