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Joshua Bell Returns!

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Thursday, May 21, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 22, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Concert Description

It requires a dynamic concerto to showcase the rare talent of violin legend Joshua Bell. Enter Dvořák’s Violin Concerto: from its dramatic opening to the explosive finale, this showpiece smolders under Bell’s bow. Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin also conducts two of Dvořák’s spirited Slavonic Dances, plus Hindemith’s “Mathias the Painter,” the story of one man’s search for artistic freedom during times of oppression. Ozark Traveler opens the program, composed and performed by DSO cellist Jeremy Crosmer.



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Artists

Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Bio

Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin began his tenure as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2008. In addition, Maestro Slatkin is the Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, a position he has held since 2011. He is highly regarded for his historic leadership of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 1996 and his tenure as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2008. He has also served as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and held Principal Guest Conductor positions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Learn more at leonardslatkin.com

Joshua Bell, violin   Bio

Performing on the 1713 Gibson ex Huberman Stradivarius violin, Joshua Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. Often referred to as the poet of the violin, Bell is the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize and is the newly named Music Director of The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Bell regularly performs with various American and European orchestras, and presently records exclusively for Sony Classical, a MASTERWORKS label.

Program

JEREMY CROSMER Ozark Traveler  
HINDEMITH Mathis der Maler  
DVORÁK Slavonic Dances No. 7 and No. 8  
DVORÁK Violin Concerto