Joshua Bell and Yannick

at Verizon Hall
February 15th-18th, 2018
Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No. 2 
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 (“Leningrad”)
Joshua Bell first captivated Philadelphia audiences and then the world with his astonishing prowess, on full display in this series of concerts centered on St. Petersburg, Russia. Bell performs Wieniawski’s romantic and Paganini-like Violin Concerto No. 2, premiered while the composer and violinist was living and teaching in St. Petersburg. The Concerto exhibits a glossy nostalgia in stark contrast to Shostakovich’s emotionally charged work dedicated to the same great Russian city.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor 
Joshua Bell, Violin 
Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall