Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, violin

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2/27/14: We are thrilled to announce that we have released a very limited number of seats in the orchestra pit. Don’t miss this chance to see Joshua Bell only feet away!

PROGRAM UPDATE: At the artist’s request, the program for this performance has been changed. Please see the sidebar for more information.


“They play with a sharp attack, a rhythmic punch and a new joy in living.” – The Times (London)

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. His stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone and charismatic stage presence have brought him universal acclaim. Recently appointed Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, he is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.

The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is renowned for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. Formed from a group of leading London musicians, and working without a conductor, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in 1959. The collegiate spirit and flexibility of the original ensemble remain an Academy hallmark.

Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.