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.
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 & Lectures. For 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.