Virtuoso Violinist Joshua Bell Performs Additional Concert
with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to announce that world-renown violinist Joshua Bell will perform two concerts with the orchestra this season. The first concert is on Saturday, May 14, 2011at 8:00 PM at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando. This concert is part of the orchestra's 2010-2011 Super Series, sponsored by Darden Restaurants Foundation. Bell will perform an additional concert with the orchestra on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM at the Peabody Auditorium, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach. Tickets to the concert on May 14 in Orlando are presently on sale. Tickets to the concert on May 15 at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach go on sale February 1.
Under the direction of Maestro Christopher Wilkins, Bell performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Orlando Philharmonic. The program also features the Philharmonic performing Sibelius' Symphony No. 1, and a world-premiere of a commissioned work by composer Daniel May.
For more than two decades, Bell has enchanted audiences worldwide with his breathtaking virtuosity and tone of rare beauty. He came to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A Carnegie Hall debut, the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a recording contract further confirmed his presence in the music world. His restless curiosity and multifaceted musical interests have taken him in exciting new directions that have earned him the rare title of "classical music superstar."
With more than 30 CDs recorded, Bell's performances for Sony Classical film soundtracks also include The Red Violin, which won the Oscar for Best Original Score, the Classical Brit-nominated Ladies in Lavender and Academy Award-winning film Iris, in an original score by James Horner while appearing as himself in the film Music of the Heart starring Meryl Streep. Millions of people are just as likely to have seen him on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show, Tavis Smiley, Charlie Rose, CBS Sunday Morning, A&E's Biography and the PBS programs Great Performances-Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite from Central Park, Joshua Bell at the Penthouse-Live From Lincoln Center, Memorial Day Concert, and Sesame Street. He was one of the first classical artists to have a music video air on VH1, and he has been the subject of a BBC Omnibus documentary. Bell has been profiled in publications ranging from Newsweek to People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People issue, Gramophone and USA Today.
Tickets to the performance on Saturday, May 14 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre are $22, $37, $52, $72, and $87, and can be purchased by phone at 407-770-0071 or on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org. Students with valid student ID can purchase discounted tickets in select areas.
Tickets to the Sunday, May 15 performance at the Peabody Auditorium are $17, $32, $47, $62 and $77. Students with valid student ID can purchase tickets for $24.50 in select areas. To purchase tickets to the May 15 performance, phone the Philharmonic's Box office at 407-770-0071; phone Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; purchase tickets on line at www.OrlandoPhil.org; or purchase tickets in person at the Peabody Auditorium Box office, 600 Auditorium Boulevard, Daytona Beach.
For further information on the Philharmonic's concerts, phone 407-770-0071 or visit www.OrlandoPhil.org .