As reported recently in the Courier-Journal, "While his hometown is just up the road in Bloomington, Ind., violinist Joshua Bell has found a place in the much wider world since his 1982 debut at 14 years old with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Riccardo Muti." Read the full story here.
Joshua Bell will perform with - and lead - the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra this Wednesday, April 18, at The Kentucky Center (Louisville, KY). Tickets start at $30, reserved seating, fees apply. Tickets are available online, by phone (502.584.7777, 502.562.0730 TTY), and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office.
From the C-J article by Elizabeth Kramer:
For Wednesday’s concert at the Kentucky Center, the academy, led by Bell, will perform an entire program of works by Beethoven, including the “Coriolan Overture,” his Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61, and Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92.
Bell said many of the works he’s slated to perform on tour with the academy are ones he’s “known my whole life.”
“Now, I get to put my stamp on it and explore it. It’s an incredible opportunity for me,” he said.