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Joshua Bell, Mendelssohn & Mahler

Sunday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, joins Palm Beach Symphony in a program that will include the Symphony performing Mahler’s bold Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor, containing some of that composer’s best-known music from pivotal years in his life, including his declaration of love to his future wife and fellow composer, Alma, in the emotionally gripping Adagietto (4th movement).

The New York Times noted, “Mr. Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow,” and with a career spanning four decades, Bell has performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world and continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Bell’s highlights in the 2021-22 season include leading the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at the 2021 BBC Proms, throughout Europe and the U.S. on tour; returning with the Philadelphia Orchestra for a play/conduct program, to the Verbier Festival, the Minnesota Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic; and tours with the Israel Philharmonic and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra as soloist. As an exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 albums garnering GRAMMY®, Mercury®, Gramophone and OPUS KLASSIK awards. Bell has been named 2010 “Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America, a 2007 “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, nominated for six GRAMMY® awards in addition to his win for “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” and received the 2007 Avery Fisher Prize. He has also received the 2003 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award and a 1991 Distinguished Alumni Service Award from the Jacobs School of Music. In 2000, he was named an “Indiana Living Legend.”


Individual tickets go on sale August 1, 2020.



Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64


Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor

Gerard Schwarz, conductor

Joshua Bell, violin

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