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Joshua Bell with Alessio Bax

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Joshua Bell, violin
Alessio Bax, piano

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Program

G. Tartini Violin Sonata in G minor, B. g5 “Devil’s Trill Sonata”
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30 
Saint-Saëns Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75

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Music Worcester is proud to present violinist Joshua Bell with pianist Alessio Bax to open its 162nd Annual Music Festival at Mechanics Hall on October 16, 2020.

With a career spanning over thirty years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Since 2011, Bell has served as Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding Sir Neville Marriner, who formed the orchestra in 1958. Bell’s interests range from the repertoire’s hallmarks to commissioned works, including Nicholas Maw’s Violin Concerto, for which Bell received a GRAMMY® award. He has also premiered works of John Corigliano, Edgar Meyer, Jay Greenberg, and Behzad Ranjbaran.

Committed to expanding classical music’s social and cultural impact, Bell has collaborated with peers including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Anoushka Shankar, Frankie Moreno, Josh Groban, and Sting. Recently, Bell joined cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk to record Mendelssohn’s piano trios, slated for release in early 2020. He also collaborated with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra on a record featuring the Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto, to be released in fall 2020.

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If there ever were such a post, surely Joshua Bell would be the country’s musical poet laureate.

—Jonathan Blumhofer

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Joshua Bell

Violinist

Alessio Bax

Pianist

Details

Date:
Friday, October 16, 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
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Phone:
508-799-1463
Website:
http://www.mechanicshall.org