Beloved violinist Joshua Bell shines on Tchaikovsky’s heroic Violin Concerto. Dvořák’s uplifting Eighth Symphony evokes the simple, peaceful atmosphere of his Bohemian homeland.
Presented 1 hour prior to each performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 34 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won two Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in the The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”
Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, and his restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests are almost unparalleled in the world of classical music. Named Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, Bell is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. The recipient of many awards including the Grammy, Bell has more than 40 CDs including the Oscar-winning soundtrack for The Red Violin. His career spans over 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor while being an outspoken advocate for classical music and keeping music education in schools. www.joshuabell.com
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