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Sunday Classics: Academy of St Martin in the Fields

World-renowned violinist plays Bach and Piazzolla

3:00pm, Sunday 19 January 2020

Joshua Bell

 

Passion, precision, spellbinding virtuosity: international violin soloist Joshua Bell is quite simply one of the world’s most accomplished, revered musicians.

And with his warm rapport with the players of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields – where he’s been Music Director since 2011 – he brings a bounding vitality to their well-established polish and finesse. Together, Bell and the Academy musicians shine a fresh new light on all they perform.

Following adulation at their Usher Hall concerts in 2016 and 2018, orchestra and director return with what promises to be a thrilling concert of bracing vigour and sultry sensuality. Bell is soloist in Bach’s deeply lyrical A minor Violin Concerto, and directs the chugging jollity of the much-loved Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.

Completing the programme are the intense emotions of Schubert’s turbulent Death and the Maiden Quartet, reimagined for the richness of a string orchestra by Gustav Mahler, and Argentinian tango master Astor Piazzolla’s answer to Vivaldi in his own jazzy Four Seasons –set amid smoky, sensual passions at the heart of Buenos Aires.

Running order

Door time: 2:00pm

Director:          Joshua Bell

Soloist:              Joshua Bell (violin)

Programme:    

Bach - Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041

Schubert - String Quartet in D minor D.810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ arr. G Mahler for string orchestra

Bach - Brandenburg no.3

Piazzolla - Four Seasons for Buenos Aires

Estimated end time 5pm

Prices

£35 | £29 | £24 | £18 | £13.50

Concessions available including student and group discounts

Early Bird Offer: Book 5 or more concerts in the same transaction for the Sunday Classic Season 2019 -20 season before 5pm on Tuesday 20th August and you will be eligible for £5.00 off top two ticket prices. (Offer subject to availability) 

**Please note a £1.50 transaction fee applies on the overall booking when purchasing online or over the phone (non-refundable)**

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