3:00pm, Sunday 21 January 2018
With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. He took up the position of Musical Director at the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011 and is custodian of the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin.
For his Sunday Classics performance he leads the Academy in Vivaldi’s well-loved Four Seasons - a work that has delighted audiences across the centuries and to which Bell brings a lightness of touch and an expert agility.
Beethoven’s Second Symphony was one of the last works of his so-called “early period”, at a time when his deafness was becoming more prominent. Characterised by unpredictability, the music shifts playfully from the melancholic to the humorous.
Bell also directs proceedings in a new work by Edgar Meyer, whose unique compositional style was recognised when he was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Award. Listen to both Joshua Bell and double bassist Edgar Meyer in conversation here
A special afternoon of music-making in the Usher Hall is planned on 21 January!
Vivaldi Four Seasons
Edgar Meyer New Commission
Beethoven Symphony No.2
Joshua Bell Director/violin
Tickets £34, £28, £23, £17 and £12.50 (Concessions available)
Book 5 or more concerts in the 2017-18 season (8 Oct 2017 - 3 June 2018 ) to become a member of the Sunday Classics Club. As a member you can take advantage of the following benefits.
£1.50 transaction fee applies on all phone and online bookings.
Security Measures: Enhanced front of house staff with additional trained security staff will be on duty • No bags or rucksacks will be permitted in to the venue beyond a small handbag • There will be no cloakroom provision for bags and we reserve the right to carry out searches of handbags.
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