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Osmo Vänskä and Joshua Bell

About This Concert:

Prepare for a breathtaking performance as violin master Josh Bell performs Henri Wieniawski’s technically challenging and sonically brilliant concerto in a concert that also showcases the Romantic genius of Beethoven and Sibelius.

Watch it on Facebook! This concert, including Joshua Bell’s performance of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, will be streamed live on Facebook, beginning at 7:30 pm, on Monday, April 23. This will mark our first livestream featuring Joshua Bell. Please join us!

SIBELIUS
En Saga

WIENIAWSKI
Violin Concerto No. 2

SARASATE
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Josh Bell’s instrument of choice is a 300-year-old Stradivarius called the “Gibson ex-Huberman,” made in 1713 during Stradivari's Golden Era. The violin was stolen twice from its previous owner, Bronisław Huberman.
  • At 17, Joshua Bell made his Carnegie Hall debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He once performed as an incognito busker at a Washington, D.C. metro subway station as part of story for The Washington Post. He earned $52.17 from 28 people (including $20 from a fan who recognized him).
  • The Washington Post calls Bell “one of the most imaginative, technically gifted and altogether-extraordinary violinists of our time.”
  • Composed in protest against Russian censorship of Finland, Sibelius’ tone poem Finlandia became the country’s unofficial national anthem, and helped cement his status as a national hero.
  • No fan of music critics, Sibelius is famously quoted as saying “Pay no attention to what the critics say. No statue has ever been put up to a critic.”
  • In reviewing the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä's recording of Sibelius' Symphonies No. 3, 6, and 7, The London Times said “Vänskä confirms his status as our greatest living Sibelian.”

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Special Event

Osmo Vänskä and Joshua Bell

Tickets

1529287670

1524529800

1561428470

Mon Apr 23 2018 7:30pm

Joshua Bell, violin | Photo © Konzerthauswen

Joshua Bell, violin | Photo © Konzerthauswen

About This Concert:

Prepare for a breathtaking performance as violin master Josh Bell performs Henri Wieniawski’s technically challenging and sonically brilliant concerto in a concert that also showcases the Romantic genius of Beethoven and Sibelius.

Watch it on Facebook! This concert, including Joshua Bell’s performance of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, will be streamed live on Facebook, beginning at 7:30 pm, on Monday, April 23. This will mark our first livestream featuring Joshua Bell. Please join us!

SIBELIUS
En Saga

WIENIAWSKI
Violin Concerto No. 2

SARASATE
Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Josh Bell’s instrument of choice is a 300-year-old Stradivarius called the “Gibson ex-Huberman,” made in 1713 during Stradivari's Golden Era. The violin was stolen twice from its previous owner, Bronisław Huberman.
  • At 17, Joshua Bell made his Carnegie Hall debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He once performed as an incognito busker at a Washington, D.C. metro subway station as part of story for The Washington Post. He earned $52.17 from 28 people (including $20 from a fan who recognized him).
  • The Washington Post calls Bell “one of the most imaginative, technically gifted and altogether-extraordinary violinists of our time.”
  • Composed in protest against Russian censorship of Finland, Sibelius’ tone poem Finlandia became the country’s unofficial national anthem, and helped cement his status as a national hero.
  • No fan of music critics, Sibelius is famously quoted as saying “Pay no attention to what the critics say. No statue has ever been put up to a critic.”
  • In reviewing the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vänskä's recording of Sibelius' Symphonies No. 3, 6, and 7, The London Times said “Vänskä confirms his status as our greatest living Sibelian.”

Accessibility

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Read more about Accessibility at Orchestra Hall.