Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, director and violin
Joshua Bell, “one of the finest musicians of his generation” (Washington Post), leads the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in a fantastical program. Following Mendelssohn’s whimsical overture, Bell shines in Wieniawski’s rhapsodic D-minor Concerto, a soulful work by the Polish-born composer and violin virtuoso pulsing with the passions of Romanticism. Beethoven’s bucolic “Pastoral” Symphony concludes the evening.
“Mr. Bell played with his trademark glowing sound, effortless virtuosity and improvisatory freedom.” —New York Times
These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters.
Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.
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