A true classical-music superstar, violinist Joshua Bell is a multiple Grammy Award-winner who first gained fame for his incredible virtuosity and beautiful tone at the age of 17. He's released more than 40 recordings since then, many of which hit No. 1 on the Billboard classical charts, and he was the solo performer on John Corigliano's Oscar-winning soundtrack The Red Violin. Since 2011, he's served as music director of the acclaimed London-based chamber orchestra known as The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, which is known for its fresh interpretations of the world's most loved classical music, as well as its polished and refined sound. For this performance at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, they're set to perform symphonies by Beethoven and Prokofiev, along with violin concertos by Tchaikovsky and Schumann.
Prokofiev Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, “Classical Symphony"
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Schumann Second Movement from Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23,
(Codetta by Britten)
Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op .93
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