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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Reviews & Ratings
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Bell was fantastic as usual. In the first half, however, the piano often overpowered the violin, which made us think they didn't put much effort into staging. Fortunately, the balance improved significantly in the second half of the show. Brahms and Schubert are fine, but would have liked to hear some of the canonical Mozart and Beethoven violin concertos too. But Bell being Bell, 5+ stars NTL well deserved.
As to the venue, when the offer said 'rear', we had no idea they meant second to last row from the back of a gargantuan stadium-type theater where binoculars should have been de rigueur.
Bottom line 5+*s for Bell, and being generous 4*s for venue, overall 5*s.
Quotes & Highlights
- Discover more about Joshua Bell on his <a target="_blank" href="http://www.joshuabell.com">website</a>.
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.