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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Joshua Bell and Cristi

Saturday
Feb 17, 2018
8:00 PM
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Overview

Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Joshua Bell - Violin

Program
Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3
Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor
INTERMISSION
Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G major

Joshua Bell first captivated Philadelphia audiences and then the world with his astonishing prowess, on full display in this series of concerts centered on St. Petersburg, Russia. Bell performs Wieniawski's romantic and Paganini-like Violin Concerto No. 2, premiered while the composer and violinist was living and teaching in St. Petersburg. The Concerto exhibits a glossy nostalgia in stark contrast to Shostakovich's emotionally charged work dedicated to the same great Russian city. The “Leningrad” Symphony is a vivid depiction of invading armies and the devastating impact of war. Cristian Macelaru guest conducts for a special fourth performance, pairing Bell and Wieniawski with Dvorák's euphoric Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3.

These concerts will be LiveNote enabled.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102