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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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Violinist Joshua Bell
16 ratings
4.6 average rating
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141 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 14 2011

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. ...continued

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108 reviews
295 stars
attended Feb 14 2011

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...continued

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16 reviews
24 stars
attended Feb 14 2011

This was a marvelous concert in a marvelous venue. I have heard Bell at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Carpenter Center could almost be described as an intimate setting compared to the Disney Hall. We sat in the back and on the side and could...continued

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Discover more about Joshua Bell on his website.


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.