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Joshua Bell & Academy of St Martin in the Fields


Friday, March 9, 2018 8:00PM

Joshua Bell & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, violin and director

Elizabeth & Henry Segerstrom Select Series
Sponsored by Elizabeth Segerstrom


Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen, 7pm

MENDELSSOHN: Overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
MEYER: Overture for Violin and Orchestra
WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6

One of the most celebrated violinists of his time, Joshua Bell returns with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in a program featuring Mendelssohn’s Overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. The program also includes Meyer’s Overture for Violin and Orchestra, which was specially written for the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Joshua Bell by composer and double bassist Edgar Meyer. Bell, who was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, was appointed Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in 2011.

Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields is known for its polished and refined sound. One of the finest and most recorded chamber orchestras in the world, the collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original small, conductor-less ensemble remains an Academy hallmark.