Joshua Bell, violin
(2012/2013 Performing Arts)
Back by Popular DemandSam Haywood, piano“Powerfully gifted… a dazzling soloist.” Santa Barbara News-Press“Joshua Bell is the greatest American violinist active today.” Boston HeraldAfter his triumphant first tour as the new Music Director of Academy of St Martin in the Fields, including a sold-out appearance at the Granada, violin virtuoso Joshua Bell returns for a solo recital with his regular accompanist Sam Haywood. A classical music superstar, Bell mesmerizes audiences worldwide with his breathtaking mastery and tone of rare beauty. Combining transmissible passion with refinement, the Grammy-winning violinist will perform a program of exquisite masterworks – powerful showpieces for his incomparable talents.ProgramSchubert: Sonatina in A Minor, D. 385 (op. posth. 137, no. 2)R. Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, op. 18Prokofiev: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Major, op. 94 bisAdditional works to be announced from the stageProgram subject to changeConversation with Joshua BellWednesday, February 20, 1:00 – 2:30 pmUCSB Geiringer Hall (Music 1250)Co-presented with UCSB Department of MusicFREE and open to the public
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