The Elements with Joshua Bell

Jun 13 - Jun 15, 2024
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Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell presents The Elements, a suite of five works for violin and orchestra, commissioned by Bell and written by leading American composers Kevin Puts (Earth), Edgar Meyer (Water), Jennifer Higdon (Air), Jake Heggie (Fire) and CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery (Space). Conductor Juraj Valčuha frames the program with Weber’s Oberon Overture and Shostakovich’s jaunty, mischievous First Symphony.

The June 15 performance of The Elements with Joshua Bell is a part of the 2023/24 Season of CSO MusicNOW.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    2 hours
  • Preconcert Conversation
    William White with Jessie Montgomery
Thursday, June 13, 2024
7:30 PM
Friday, June 14, 2024
1:30 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2024
7:30 PM

Overture to Oberon

Puts, Meyer, Higdon, Heggie, Montgomery

The Elements


Symphony No. 1


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Preconcert Conversation

Explore the music in a free preconcert conversation featuring William White and Jessie Montgomery in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets are needed.

Saturday MusicNOW Extras

MusicNOW is more than a concert; it’s an immersive evening of celebrating the arts and meeting new people. Stay tuned for details on additional events and opportunities to mix and mingle with the artists and your fellow concertgoers.


The June 15 performance of The Elements with Joshua Bell is a part of the 2023/24 Season of CSO MusicNOW.

These performances and the appearance by Joshua Bell have been enabled by the Paul Ricker Judy Endowment Fund.

Major support these performances is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation, Sargent Family Foundation, Sally Mead Hands Foundation, Julian Family Foundation and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.