Considered a “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell enchants audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have been developed from age four, when his parents noticed him plucking tunes with rubber bands that he had stretched around the handles of his dresser drawers. His first US tour as music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, which included the 2012 Ford Honors Program in Ann Arbor, resulted in rock concert enthusiasm from audiences. He returns now to perform a Valentine’s weekend recital.
|Tartini||Violin Sonata in g minor, Op. 1, No. 10 “Devil’s Trill Sonata”|
|Beethoven||Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96|
|Stravinsky||Divertimento, for Violin and Piano (after The Fairy’s Kiss)|
Additional works to be announced from the stage.
Program Book [PDF]
Joshua Bell website
Sam Haywood, piano