NY Phil Plays On: The Romantic Violin with Joshua Bell
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NY Phil Plays On: The Romantic Violin with Joshua Bell

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Date & Times

21

May, 2020

Thursday, 7:30 PM

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Please note: This online event expired on July 23, 2020.

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The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center at Home co-present a rebroadcast of the December 31, 2007, Live From Lincoln Center episode featuring violinist Joshua Bell as soloist in virtuosic works for violin, conducted by then Music Director Lorin Maazel (read the program notes). The broadcast is preceded by a recently recorded interview between Mr. Bell and his fellow Board Member, Alec Baldwin. Be part of the real-time audience experience on Facebook or YouTube on Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 PM EDT, or catch it on-demand afterward.

Program

Saint-Saëns

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

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Kreisler

Liebesleid

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Kreisler

Liebesfreud

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Tchaikovsky

Selections from Swan Lake

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Ravel

Tzigane

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Tchaikovsky/Arr. Redford

None but the Lonely Heart

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Ponce/Arr. Redford

Estrellita

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Artists

Lorin Maazel

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

Conductor

Lorin Maazel

Conductor

2002–2009

b. Paris, France, 1930
d. Castletown, Virginia, 2014

Lorin Maazel became Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in September 2002, 60 years after making his debut with the Orchestra at the age of 12 at Lewisohn Stadium, then the Orchestra's summer venue. In his seven seasons as Music Director, Maazel conducted more than 350 subscription season concerts, which included performances of nine World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commissions such as John Adams’s Pulitzer Prize– and Grammy Award–winning On the Transmigration of Souls and Rodion Shchedrin's The Enchanted Wanderer. He also conducted the Philharmonic's 160th birthday concert; the Annual Memorial Day Concerts at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine; and led Orchestra tours to Asia, Europe and the United States, among them the Philharmonic's ground-breaking concert in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Residencies in Cagliari, Sardinia, and the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado.

Maazel led more than 150 orchestras in more than 5,000 opera and concert performances. He served as music director of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, was music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony, general manager and chief conductor of the Vienna State Opera, music director of The Cleveland Orchestra, and artistic director and chief conductor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

A second-generation American, born in Paris, Maazel was raised and educated in the United States. He conducted throughout Europe, Australia, North and South America, Japan, the former Soviet Union, at most international festivals and opera houses, and has appeared with all the major symphony orchestras. His numerous recordings include complete symphonic cycles of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky, as well as extensive operatic repertoire. He was also an ardent champion of new works by major contemporary composers, and holds two ASCAP awards for his programming of American music.

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Joshua Bell

Violin

Joshua Bell

Violin

Joshua Bell

Violin

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Since 2011 Mr. Bell has served as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding Neville Marriner, who formed the orchestra in 1958. His interests range from the repertoire’s hallmarks to commissioned works, including Nicholas Maw’s Violin Concerto, for which Mr. Bell received a Grammy Award. He has also premiered works by John Corigliano, Edgar Meyer, Jay Greenberg, and Behzad Ranjbaran.

Committed to expanding classical music’s social and cultural impact, Mr. Bell has collaborated with peers including Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Anoushka Shankar, Frankie Moreno, Josh Groban, and Sting. He maintains an avid interest in film music, recently commemorating the 20th anniversary of The Red Violin (1998), the Academy Award–winning soundtrack that features Mr. Bell as soloist. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, he has recorded more than 40 albums, garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Opus Klassik awards.

Mr. Bell advocates for music as an essential educational tool. He maintains active involvement with Education Through Music and Turnaround Arts, which provide instruments and arts education to children who may not otherwise experience classical music first-hand.

Among his many accolades, Mr. Bell received the 2007 Avery Fisher Prize and was named Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year and an “Indiana Living Legend.” He received the 2003 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award and a 1991 Distinguished Alumni Service Award from his alma mater, the Jacobs School of Music.

A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Mr. Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin.

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