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Extractions: Joshua Bell, Biography3 JOSHUA BELL Program Biography 2002-2003 Season Riccardo Muti Joshua and his two sisters were raised on a farm in Bloomington, Indiana. As a child Joshua indulged in many passions outside of music, becoming an avid computer game player and a competitive athlete. He placed fourth in a national tennis tournament at age 10 and still keeps his racquet close by. Joshua received his first violin at age four after his parents, both psychologists by profession, noticed him plucking tunes with rubber bands he had stretched around the handles of his dresser drawers. By 12 he was serious about the instrument thanks in large part to the inspiration of renowned violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold, who had become his beloved teacher and mentor. summer appearances at the Aspen, Verbier, Tanglewood, Saratoga and Blossom festivals, as well as the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. North American performances include a 13-city tour with the Academy of St.
Extractions: (ed.'s note: As of Jan. 23, tickets are no longer available for this concert. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list for advance notice of arts events, please e-mail your name and mailing address to email@example.com . You can also check out our semester calendar Grammy-award winning violinist Joshua Bell will perform at Wheaton through the support of Wheaton's Loser Musical Series. The February 5 performance is his only scheduled appearance in the Boston area this year. Tickets are available to the public without charge, but must be reserved in advance by calling 508-286-3515. As part of his current tour Bell has appeared with the Boston Symphony and at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony. At Wheaton, Bell will perform Beethoven's Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 and Tchaikovsky's Meditation, among other selections. He will be accompanied by recital pianist Simon Mulligan. Bell won a Grammy award for a concerto written expressly for him and has been nominated for several others including one for his most recent effort, "West Side Suite," nominated this month for Best Classical Crossover Album. Bell's most mainstream effort to date yielded great accolades during the 72nd Academy Awards telecast. Following his three-year involvement with the film "The Red Violin," where he was responsible for all violin sound for the movie and soundtrack recording composed by John Corigliano, the album captured the Oscar for Best Original Score. Before a worldwide television audience, a jubilant Corgliano proclaimed in his acceptance speech, "Joshua plays like a god."
Extractions: Violinist Joshua Bell will be featured in a performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, conducted by Roberto Abbado, Saturday, April 1, in Bailey Hall. The concert, which begins at 8 p.m., is sponsored by the Cornell Concert Series. Also on the program are Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler" and Wagner's "Sigfried Idyll." Tickets for the concert range from $26 to $40 for the general public and $16 to $24 for students and are on sale at the ticket office, 124 White Hall, 255-5144. The office is open for telephone and walk-up sales Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; VISA, Discover and MasterCard are accepted. Tickets also can be ordered via the Cornell Concert Series web site at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/ccs Born in Bloomington, Ind., Bell received his first violin at age 5 and was seriously committed to the instrument by age 12, when he met renowned violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold, who became his teacher and mentor. As winner of the 1981 Seventeen Magazine/General Motors competition, Bell came to national attention at age 14. That year he made his highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and soon after he debuted at Carnegie Hall, won an Avery Fisher Career Grant and made his first recordings, creating a sensation that rapidly spread throughout the music world. Today, at 32, Bell has earned a reputation not only as a dynamic performer but as a dedicated and thoughtful musician who has successfully bridged the gap from child prodigy to inspired and mature artist. A classical musician with a distinctively 21st century career, Bell builds on his classical training and veneration of the mainstream repertoire to access jazz, folk, bluegrass and new music.
Extractions: CONCERT REVIEW By Andrew Wong Staff writer FleetBoston Celebrity Series: Joshua Bell Symphony Hall November 11, 2001 Four Seasons was cancelled abruptly after a New York concert. The scheduled tour resumed, however, with a gracious save by violinist Joshua Bell. On November 11, Bell and the Trondheim Soloists performed a slightly altered program. Zwei nordische Weisen . This is only fitting, as Trondheim has recorded every piece for strings written by Grieg, including an arrangement of the String Quartet No. 1 Sarek Orawa Sonata No. 3 Ballade . From the grandiose opening to the most complex chordal passages, his supple bow arm and silky tone made this daunting solo sonata seem easy. The second half of the program, Overall, Bell delivered a satisfactory reading of the piece, although at times the odd combination between the American virtuoso and a Nordic string ensemble was blatantly apparent. Bell twisted and turned to direct his fellow musicians, at times almost thrusting his body into the cello section. His stage manner amplified his climactic solos, but also drew attention away from finer details of his playing and obscured his connection with the ensemble. This story was published on Tuesday, November 20, 2001.
Extractions: New York City's Central Park is the setting as Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell pays tribute to one of the most enduring musicals of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story." Under the baton of conductor William Eddins, the world-renowned New York Philharmonic accompanies the acclaimed young American violinist as he offers new renditions of some of musical theater's most enduring songs, including "Somewhere," "Tonight," and "Maria," in soaring new arrangements by Tony Award-winning orchestrator William David Brohn. The concert also includes performances of Bernstein's "Lonely Town" and "Glitter and Be Gay" by the Tony-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth, as well as interviews and documentary footage created exclusively for the telecast.
Extractions: About performing: "It's hard to make a perfect performance." "...I eased my way into performing. I love to perform. And there's no substitute for having thousands of people clapping for you! I was kind of a shy kid, but when I was on a stage, performing, I felt very comfortable. I love performing." About video games and computers: " I was very much into [video games] too, as a kid; I spent many hours when I should have been practicing, at the arcades. In fact, I had my own computer when I was twelve, and I used to program the games myself. You know, you can open up the Apple and program it. I still love computers...I buy a new laptop every 6 months or so. I do love technology and gadgets."
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Extractions: Joshua Bell was born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1967. He received his first violin at age five and was seriously committed to the instrument by age twelve, when he had the privilege to meet renowned violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold, who became his beloved teacher and mentor. As winner of the Seventeen Magazine/General Motors competition in 1981, he came to national attention at fourteen years of age. That year, he made his highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and soon after debuted at Carnegie Hall, won an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and made his first recordings, creating a sensation that rapidly spread throughout the music world. His Violin Early in his career Joshua Bell played an unusual guitar shaped violin by Antonio Stardivari, the greatest violin maker in history. Stradivari did a lot of experimentation with the dimensions of the violin, but he apparently only made one guitar shaped violin with the rounded corners. The instrument is generally regarded as not having a great sound, which may explain why he only made one. This violin can be clearly seen in this early publicity photo. Joshua bell sold this instrument and currently plays an Antonio Stradivari violin known as the "Tom Taylor." It was constructed in Cremona, Italy in 1732.
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Extractions: I had the amazing opportunity to meet this wonderful violinist in February of 1998. Even though my friends and I basically stalked him to his dressing room, he was still extremely courteous and friendly to us. It was intermission, and he had just finished the Barber Violin Concerto. He was tired but still signed our programs and took pictures with us (I'll scan them and post them here later). He also flashed his incredibly expensive Stradivarius for us to gape. Luckily we caught him during intermission, because, by the time the entire concert was over, his dressing room was empty. Listen to an excerpt of what he played for us; it was awesome. (Choose the first link) Links Great article where Joshua Bell dismisses his "bad boy" image Article on Joshua Bell in, unfortunately, an unreadable language to me. Anyone who can read this, please email me Joshua Bell's tour schedule - if he's playing nearby you (you lucky dog!) go see him. I promise it'll be good.
Violinist Bell Performs In Hancher Feb. 28 Violin superstar joshua bell, described in an Elle magazine article as the mostcelebrated Americanborn violinist of the modern era, will perform at 8 pm Feb http://www.uiowa.edu/~ournews/2003/february/020703joshuabell.html
Extractions: University of Iowa News Release Feb. 7, 2003 Violinist Bell Performs In Hancher Feb. 28 Violin superstar Joshua Bell, described in an Elle magazine article as "the most celebrated American-born violinist of the modern era," will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in Hancher Auditorium on the University of Iowa campus. With the accompaniment of pianist Simon Mulligan, Bell will perform Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata, the Violin Sonata by Janacek, Wieniawski's Variations on an Original Theme, op. 15 and works to be announced from the stage. The program will also feature the Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for unaccompanied violin by J.S. Bach. Following the concert, Bell will autograph programs and recordings in the lobby. A native of Bloomington, Ind, Bell began his career at a child prodigy, making his orchestral debut at the age of 14 with the Philadelphia Orchestra, followed by a Carnegie Hall debut and a major recording contract. Now, only in his 30s, he has an international career of more than two decades, including more than 25 recordings. His versatile and poetic musicality has won several Grammy Awards, and a Newsweek article declared, "Bell has evolved from a technical whiz to a true artist and intellectual whose music feeds both your brain and your heart." His Grammy-winning recording of Bernstein's "West Side Story" Suite was spotlighted by a performance on the 44th Annual Grammy Awards telecast, and was later featured on a PBS "Great Performances" special, which received an Emmy Award nomination. In 2001 Bell received a Grammy for Nicolas Maw's Violin Concerto, which was composed specifically for him.
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Extractions: Joshua and his two sisters were raised on a farm in Bloomington, Indiana. As a child Joshua indulged in many passions outside of music, becoming an avid computer game player and a competitive athlete. He placed fourth in a national tennis tournament at age 10 and still keeps his racquet close by. Joshua received his first violin at age four after his parents, both psychologists by profession, noticed him plucking tunes with rubber bands he had stretched around the handles of his dresser drawers. By 12 he was serious about the instrument thanks in large part to the inspiration of renowned violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold, who had become his beloved teacher and mentor. European highlights consist of performances at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Tonhalle Orchestra under David Zinman, a Scandinavian tour with the Stockholm Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, as well as concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Valery Gergiev and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome.
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Extractions: Joshua Bell Violinist Bell and Bolero Raised in Bloomington, Indiana with a house full of pets, Joshua developed an early love of computer games and sports and placed fourth in a national tennis competition by age 10. Having received his first violin at age four after his parents noticed him plucking rubber bands he had stretched around the handles of his dresser drawers, he became serious about the instrument by age 12, when renowned violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold became his beloved teacher and mentor. Joshua's performances this season have continued worldwide with summer appearances at the Aspen festival, the Tanglewood festival with the Boston Symphony and at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. North American performances include dates with the New York Philharmonic and The National Symphony Orchestra both with Leonard Slatkin, The Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Baltimore Symphony with David Zinman, and the San Francisco Symphony with Ingo Metzmacher. Highlights of a recital tour with pianist Simon Mulligan include Avery Fisher Hall in New York and Wigmore Hall in London. European highlights include concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Camerata Academica Salzburg, both with Roger Norrington, The London Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, The Philharmonia with Richard Hickox, and The Danish National Radio Symphony with Simona Bertini. Joshua will tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Mikko Franck and with the National Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin.
Oregon Symphony News Releases: Joshua Bell Audience members will be invited to stay for a 1520 minute panel discussion withConducting Assistant Jonathan Pasternack and guest violinist joshua bell. http://www.orsymphony.org/news/sep23_CL3.html
Extractions: Bell's 2002-03 performance season began with summer appearances at the Aspen, Verbier, Tanglewood, Saratoga and Blossom festivals, as well as the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. North American performances include a 13-city tour with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under his own direction, concerts with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall, and the San Francisco Symphony. European highlights consist of performances at the Musikverein in Vienna with the Tonhalle Orchestra under David Zinman, a Scandinavian tour with the Stockholm Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert, as well as concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Valery Gergiev and the Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome. Conductor DePreist opens the concert with Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" (The Memorial of Couperin), originally scored for piano. Composed during World War I, Ravel dedicated each movement of this work to the memory of a friend killed on the Western Front. Bell's remarkable gifts as an interpreter are contrasted in the haunting and lyrical "Poème" of Ernest Chausson with the dazzling virutosic fireworks of Ravel's "Tzigane". The second half of the concert features Debussy's "Nocturnes," which pays homage to the visual impressions and effects of light and shadow suggested by the title. "Nocturnes" will feature the women of Portland Symphonic Choir. The concert concludes with the perennial audience favorite, Ravel's "Bolero," which Ravel composed originally as a simple exploration of orchestral colors and timbres.
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