Celebrated Violinist Joshua Bell is Back, With Dazzling Pianist Sam Haywood

Posted on Jan 27 by SEASONS Magazine

Joshua Bell, photo by Richard Ascroft.

Joshua Bell, photo by Richard Ascroft.

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Joshua Bell, violin and Sam Haywood, piano, Tue., Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at The Granada Theatre, 1214 State St.

Renowned for his passion, restless curiosity and multi-faceted musical interests, Joshua Bell is among the most celebrated violinists of his era. In a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs, garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards.

Accompanied by pianist Sam Haywood’s “dazzling, evocative playing” (The Washington Post), Bell returns to the Santa Barbara stage to perform a masterful program.

Program

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12, no. 1

Brahms: Scherzo in C Minor, WoO posth. 2 from the F.A.E. Sonata

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, op. 108

Kernis: “Air” for Violin and Piano

Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, op. 27 (“Georges Enescu”)

Rachmaninoff: “Vocalise,” no. 14 from op. 34, Fourteen Songs

Sarasate: Carmen Concert Fantasy, op. 25

(Program subject to change.)

Watch Joshua Bell perform Brahms during his NPR Tiny Desk Concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vArST0dVOl4 

Watch Sam Haywood perform on Chopin’s Pleyel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PoSlDhoTJ4.

 Joshua Bell, violin, and Sam Haywood, piano is presented by UCSB Arts & LecturesFor tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, or contact The Granada Theatre at 805/899-2222 or granadasb.org.

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