Joshua Bell

American violinist Joshua Bell

Joshua David Bell is an American Grammy Award-winning violinist.
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The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Sept. 17-24: Joshua Bell, Los Angeles Master Chorale and more
LATimes - 5 months
Beethoven’s Fifth Revealed Pacific Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 plus the final scene from Wagner’s “Die Walküre” featuring bass-baritone Greer Grimsley. Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Sun., 3 p.m. $25...
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Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Unite for Science
NYTimes - 10 months
The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary.
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1690 'Auer' Stradivarius Returns to Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, with Vadim Gluzman and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By Christopher Johnson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 27, 2017 Vadim Gluzman, the Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist whose recent gig with the Chicago Symphony won rave reviews, joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for its next concert at Carnegie Hall, on February 4. The program features two headline events: the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto--a first for Orpheus--played on the instrument it was written for, and the New York première of a new piece by Michael Hersch, one of our most compelling younger composers, who is having a banner year. Gluzman will use the 1690 Stradivarius once owned by Leopold Auer, the Russian titan whose playing inspired Tchaikovsky in the first place. Unfortunately, Tchaikovsky was so inspired that he wrote at white heat and published the piece with a dedication to Auer, without waiting for Auer's permission. Auer, miffed at having his name attached to a piece that he felt was almost unplayable, refused to touch it for the next fifteen years, neve...
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Mother of Man Fatally Shot by Chicago Police Speaks Out
abc News - over 1 year
Joshua Beal was in town to attend a funeral when he was killed, his mother said.
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Authorities investigate chaotic fatal police shooting in Mount Greenwood
Chicago Times - over 1 year
A day after a police-involved shooting left a 25-year-old man dead, authorities Sunday worked to untangle how a chaotic scene on Chicago's Far Southwest Side erupted in fatal gunfire. Joshua Beal, of Indianapolis, was visiting Chicago with his fiancee Saturday to serve as a pallbearer in his cousin's...
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What Mount Greenwood's Reaction To Joshua Beal's Death Says About White Chicago
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Joshua Beal, who was in Chicago for a funeral, was killed Saturday by a Chicago police sergeant. The reason an off-duty police officer felt the need to start waving his gun around and pointing it at a lot of different people is baffling. To see the video, click here. I, however, don’t want to focus on the killing itself ― I want to focus on the reaction of white people. Specifically in Mount Greenwood, where the incident occurred. Last night, hours after his death, while people gathered to support Josh’s family, some residents of Mount Greenwood came out of their homes with Blue Lives Matter flags to apparently show that Black people are not welcome in Mount Greenwood. Instead of letting people grieve the loss of a life, these white residents thought it appropriate to call them names and tell them to leave “their” neighborhood. To see this video click here. It would be easy to write that group of flag-waving people off as not representative of the Mount Greenwood neighborhoo...
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Joshua Bell kicks off three-night run with Dudamel and the L.A. Phil
LATimes - over 1 year
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic came loaded with an all-German program at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday night that had a train of thought.  They started out with some brazen modernisms from this century, doubled back to the well-worn, comfortable affirmations of Johannes...
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Joshua Bell on the death of Neville Marriner and picking up the baton from a legend
LATimes - over 1 year
In town this week for four dates with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, violinist Joshua Bell had been up since 5 a.m. when we spoke in his suite at a West Hollywood hotel. He had flown to L.A. and then appeared on “The Tavis Smiley Show.” He has a new...
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Joshua Bell & Jeremy Denk: Tiny Desk Concert
NPR - over 1 year
Two A-list classical artists work up a sweat as they revel in the tender and turbulent music of Brahms and Schumann.
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Northern Exposure -- A Captivating Arts and Cultural Season This Fall in Canada
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Caitlin Leonard, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, September 12, 2016 As we are preparing for an exciting fall season here in New York, our "neighbors to the north" are already engaged in what appears to be an equally intriguing array of not-to-be-missed events and performances this season as well. Some of the highlights below are sure to pique your interest and will have you booking your trip tout de suite -- bon voyage! Banff, Alberta: A very exciting yearly event is the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, from October 26th to November 6th, located in the mountainous town of Banff, Alberta. Drawing a yearly outdoor enthusiast crowd, the festival takes place over a span of nine days, and includes screenings of some of the best adventure films from around the world over the past year. Awards are given, and fan favorites chosen, and the tales are always almost as extremely exciting as the wild ski, snowboarding, and climbing shots that these expert filmmakers are able to ca...
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Review: The Philharmonic Hails Sibelius, and Offers Joshua Bell on a Mendelssohn
NYTimes - about 2 years
At David Geffen Hall, Mr. Bell delivered a fine Violin Concerto in E minor, but the program’s primary strengths were Sibelius works, especially the Fourth Symphony.
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There's A Virtuoso At The White House And The Work She's Doing Is Fascinating
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from interesting people. Subscribe to get our updates directly via Facebook or email, or share your own wisdom. A decade ago, Glamour magazine declared Maya Shankar one of the country's 10 most impressive women in college. Asked at the time to name her dream job, Shankar said, "Science adviser to the President." You can guess how this story ends. How it begins is more unexpected. The daughter of Indian immigrants, Shankar was a gifted young violinist, accepted by the Juilliard School of Music at age 9 and later selected for private instruction by violin master Itzhak Perlman. In her early teens, she was performing internationally and playing concertos on NPR; a promising musical career stretched ahead. Stunningly, by age 15, it was over. While practicing a challenging piece, "I heard something pop, and it was painful," she recalled. "And that was it." She continued training for over a year despite a severe hand injury. Eventual...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joshua Bell
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 46
    In 2014 and 2015, Bell played as himself in two episodes of Mozart in the Jungle; the pilot episode and Touché Maestro, Touché.
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  • 2013
    Age 45
    In 2013, Bell performed the song "Before My Time", alongside Scarlett Johansson.
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  • 2011
    Age 43
    On May 26, 2011, Bell was named Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
  • 2009
    Age 41
    Bell collaborated with film composer Hans Zimmer by providing violin solos for the soundtrack of the 2009 film Angels & Demons, based on Dan Brown's 2000 novel of the same name.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 39
    On May 3, 2007, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced that Bell had joined the faculty as a senior lecturer.
    Bell was awarded the Avery Fisher Prize on April 10, 2007, at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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  • 2003
    Age 35
    Bell's first recording made with the Gibson ex Huberman was Romance of the Violin (for Sony Classical Records) in 2003.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1993
    Age 25
    Nicholas Maw's violin concerto is dedicated to Bell, who premiered it in 1993 and won a Grammy Award for his recording of the piece.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 17
    Bell made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1985, at age 17, with the St. Louis Symphony.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on December 9, 1967.
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