Joshua Bell
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 8:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields I Photo by Ian Douglas

The Program

Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (“Pastoral”)

The Artists

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.