Violinist Joshua Bell in a Special Valentine's Day Concert
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The last date listed for Violinist Joshua Bell was Monday February 14, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Broadway star Davis Gaines, who reigns supreme with his run of more than 2,000 performances as The Phantom of the Opera, takes the title role in Musical Theatre West's revival of this all-time family favorite, a romantic comedy perfect for Valentine's season. The Music Man follows fast-talking salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments for a boys' band he vows to organize -- despite the fact that he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. The Tony-winning musical boasts a rousing score from Meredith Wilson, with memorable tunes like "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." Learn More
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Joshua Bell and Sam Haywood played a Valentine's day program which was only "romantic" with a capital R, and then only in the first half of the program. These pieces were not in the typical large concert repertoire and were probably inaccessible to many who enthusiastically applauded anyway [including between movements]. The unannounced portion of the program expressed Bell's musicality much better than the somewhat academically rendered main program [2 sonatas and a fantasia by Brahms, Grieg and Schubert respectively]. The stage was draped to kill all auditory nuance and did not even have a chamber music "backstop" as is customary everywhere for such performances. Bell offered some improvement in the "acoustic deadness" in the latter part of the performance by stepping forward relative to the piano to play. In short this program was not appropriate to the venue. These works are designed for a much more intimate setting, certainly not the Carpenter Center Auditorium.
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Joshua Bell with pianist Sam Haywood
Multi-Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. Equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader—his restless curiosity and multifaceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.”
Mr. Bell's program will include Brahms' Sonata No. 2, Schubert's Fantasy in C, and Grieg's Sonata No. 2 with additional selections to be announced from the stage. (Program subject to change without notice.)
Joshua Bell hcame to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A Carnegie Hall debut, the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a recording contract further confirmed his presence in the music world. Today he is equally at home as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra leader. In addition to his concert career, Bell enjoys chamber music collaborations with artists such as Pamela Frank and Steven Isserlis. 2010 saw Bell on a European and U.S. recital tour which includes Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall, and the Wigmore Hall in London; a performance for the World Economic Forum, and dates in Paris, Budapest, Madrid, Athens, Zurich and Istanbul, as well as a tour to Asia with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.