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Chicago Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 8 members
Review from Anna
31 events 18 reviews

Phenomenal! I hadn't seem Joshua in this type of setting before, but his playing (aided by the 250 yr old violin) blew me away. I didn't want the night to end! I wanted to hear more!

reviewed Oct 08 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Arts Lover
Red Velvet 50 events 28 reviews

Agree with another reviewer that I didn't want the evening to end either. Each piece was mesmerizing. The music was beautiful and the encore gave us another view to how talented Joshua Bell is.

reviewed Oct 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Ides of March
Red Velvet 158 events 19 reviews

This was my first visit to the CSO and oh, what a wonderful way to begin. We had enchanting evening and one that I will hold onto. Joshua Bell's performance and the CSO gave us everything we could hope for. Bravo and thank you!

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Roberto Abbado, conductor

Joshua Bell, violin

Henry McDowell, organ

Honegger – Horace Victorieux, Mimed Symphony

Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

Saint-Saëns – Introduction and Rondo capriccioso

Saint-Saëns – Symphony No. 3 (Organ)

Well known for his performance on the soundtrack to the movie The Red Violin, Joshua Bell returns after his sold-out concerts in 2006 to thrill audiences with Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Saint-Saëns’ powerful Organ Symphony is noted for its beautiful melodies that are distinctly French in flavor.

(Photo credit: Chris Lee.)

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