Joshua Bell Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Beloved violinist Joshua Bell shines on Tchaikovsky’s heroic Violin Concerto. Dvořák’s uplifting Eighth Symphony evokes the simple, peaceful atmosphere of his Bohemian homeland.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 17 Feb (Fri) 2017 8:00PM
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  • 18 Feb (Sat) 2017 2:00PM
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  • 18 Feb (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Presented 1 hour prior to each performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 34 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Among the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra have won three Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”

Joshua Bell

Violin

Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era, and his restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests are almost unparalleled in the world of classical music. Named Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, Bell is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958. The recipient of many awards including the Grammy, Bell has more than 40 CDs including the Oscar-winning soundtrack for The Red Violin. His career spans over 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor while being an outspoken advocate for classical music and keeping music education in schools. www.joshuabell.com

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Bedřich Smetana

Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto

Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88

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