Ravinia: Joshua Bell Plays Bernstein's Serenade

Jul 12

8:00 PM

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conductor
Joshua Bell violin

Bernstein Overture to Candide
Bernstein Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

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For his latest studio release, superstar Joshua Bell revisits one of the classics of the canon, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, and pairs it with the composer's lesser-known Scottish Fantasy. "I actually came to the Scottish Fantasy later in life, as far as performing it myself," said Bell in an interview with Classical MPR. "I grew up listening to it but never found a time to learn it and play it. I just love this piece. I grew up listening to the Heifetz recording as a kid, and even when I started to learn it myself, I felt I knew every note inside out before I even started learning it." Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories