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Joshua Bell Leads Beethoven, Price, and Mendelssohn

Thursday
Nov 18, 2021, 7:30 PM
Friday
Nov 19, 2021, 2:00 PM
Saturday
Nov 20, 2021, 8:00 PM

Performance Details

Verizon Hall

Joshua Bell Leader and Violin

Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Price Adoration

At age 14, violinist Joshua Bell made his professional debut as a concerto soloist with Riccardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra—the start of a distinguished career spanning decades. Bell leads the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and is the soloist for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The yearning and melancholy melody that opens the Concerto haunted Mendelssohn for years and “gave him no peace.” He didn’t begin to compose the work in earnest for another six years. The result: a piece that profoundly illustrates the virtuosity of the violin. Florence Price’s Adoration, originally written for organ, is one of the composer’s best-known works.

Verizon Hall