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“Bell’s big sound is consistently beautiful, round, focused, and unfailingly in tune”
—Washington Post

With a career spanning almost four decades, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of our era—and a perennial Washington Performing Arts favorite. Having performed with the world’s great orchestras and collaborated with a “who’s who” of fellow artists across a great range of genres, Bell continues to maintain an active performance schedule as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor, and music director of Britain’s esteemed Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He returns in recital this February, once again to share what the New York Times has aptly dubbed his “trademark glowing sound, effortless virtuosity, and improvisatory freedom.”

BEETHOVEN - Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, Op. 12
PROKOFIEV - Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
FRANCK - Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano

This performance is an external rental presented in coordination with the Kennedy Center Campus Rentals Office and is not produced by the Kennedy Center.

This performance is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; Dr. Mark Cinnamon and Ms. Doreen Kelly.

Washington Performing Arts’s classical music performances this season are made possible in part through the generous support of Betsy and Robert Feinberg.

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Mars

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

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