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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: WQXR Presents Joshua Bell

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returned to The Greene Space to celebrate the release of his newest recording, Bach.

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WQXR Features

Rush Hour Webcast: Joshua Bell in The Greene Space

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tonight at 8 pm, tune in for a one-hour special featuring violinist Joshua Bell performing in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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WQXR Blog

Joshua Bell to Play Again in D.C. Metro Station after 2007 Stunt

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In 2007 Joshua Bell busked for spare change in the D.C. Metro and almost no one paid attention. He's doing it again, and this time, he's announcing it in advance.
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WQXR Features

BBC Proms: Neville Marriner Leads Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hear how Sir Neville Marriner became the oldest conductor to lead the Proms, in a program with Joshua Bell. Listen to the archived show.

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Live Broadcasts

Listen: Caramoor Season Opener with Joshua Bell

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Listen to the archived broadcast of opening night of the Caramoor Festival. Recorded June 21, the program features Orchestra of St. Luke's with Joshua Bell as the soloist.

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New Sounds

Global Appalachia

Saturday, April 26, 2014

This New Sounds mixes up traditional songs from the Appalachian mountains  with the traditions of Mali, China, and beyond.  Hear from Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko on a new project "Africa To Appalachia."  There's also pipa player Wu Man & banjo-man Lee Knight collaborating on "I’m Going Back To North Carolina."  Listen for an arrangement of "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," and more.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Tonight: Joshua Bell Plays Bernstein

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in the world premiere of Christopher Rouse's Prospero's Rooms. And Joshua Bell is the soloist in Bernstein’s Serenade.

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WQXR Features

Video: Joshua Bell and Friends in The Greene Space

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Violinist Joshua Bell plays an evening of holiday music in The Greene Space with special guests Michael Feinstein, Frankie Moreno and the Young People's Chorus of New York.

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Albums of the Week

Joshua Bell Rounds Up All-Star Lineup for ‘Musical Gifts’

Monday, December 02, 2013

Bell’s latest venture is "Musical Gifts From Joshua Bell and Friends,” which features an eclectic mix of names from all over the spectrum including Kristin Chenoweth, Renée Fleming and Plácido Domingo.

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Carnegie Hall Live

Updated: Philadelphia Orchestra Performs Shostakovich & Ravel

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tonight we were scheduled to bring you the Opening Night Concert of Carnegie Hall’s new season, but this morning IATSE/Local One Stagehands went on strike and the concert was cancelled.

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Top 5 @ 105

Top Five Most Eccentric Crossover Duets

Friday, September 20, 2013

Well before Oscar Madison mussed up Felix Ungar’s spotless existence, odd couplings have provided the inspiration for surprising theater, dance, film and music. Here are the top five strangest pairings.

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WQXR Blog

Joshua Bell to Judge Miss America Pageant

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Along with their enthusiasm for travel and quest for world peace, Miss America contestants may wish to talk Kreisler and Sarasate this year.

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WQXR Features

National Youth Orchestra of the US Makes UK Debut

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Listen to the archived broadcast of the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S. making its London debut at the Proms.

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WQXR Blog

Carnegie Hall's New National Youth Orchestra Prepares for Debut

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States, a new project of Carnegie Hall, is bringing together 120 students from 42 states. It debuts this week.

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Alan Gilbert, Christopher Rouse and Joshua Bell

Thursday, May 02, 2013

New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert returns to the podium to conduct the world premiere of Prosepero’s Rooms, a New York Philharmonic commission by Christopher Rouse.

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Soundcheck

Joshua Bell on Conducting

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Violinist Joshua Bell has been one of the most visible faces of classical music, to the point that even people who aren't classical music fans have heard him. There’s the soundtrack work for feature films, among them of course, The Red Violin. He made an Americana album with bassist Edgar Meyer and leading bluegrass players. He fused classical with Latin music in a collaboration with the band Tiempo Libre.

Now another side of Joshua Bell: On his new Beethoven recording, one of the world's best known violinists conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

"I've been around conductors my whole life and watched a lot of them. And very often I thought, 'I could do that,'" Bell joked. "For me, it just sort of evolved very naturally. It basically sprouts from chamber music, which has really been my great love all my life."

Bell talks with host John Schaefer about his role as music director of the Academy, a new (old) Guarneri violin and much more. Plus, he performs a Schubert sonatina live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Joshua Bell Can Conduct, Too; Matmos Reads Our Minds; Music At The Oscars

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In this episode: Violinist Joshua Bell joins us to explain how he ended up becoming the new the music director and conductor of the renowned London-based chamber ensemble Academy of St. Martin in the Fields – and, he plays live.

Plus: The upcoming Academy Awards ceremony seems to be getting more musical by the day. We talk with New York Times writer Melena Ryzik about the live performances planned for the ceremony -- and who might take home the Oscar for best original song and score. 

And: The band known as Matmos has been making its own quirky, creative brand of electronic music since 1997. Their latest album is centered on paranormal brain activity – specifically, telepathy. We’re reading your mind, and know that you will enjoy this interview.

Soundcheck

The Challenges And Joys Of Parenting Musical Prodigies

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

National Book Award-winning author Andrew Solomon joins to discuss his new book, Far From The Tree, and shares how the families of musical geniuses such as Joshua Bell and Lang Lang struggled to cope with their children's tremendous talents.

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New Sounds

Big Bottoms (Encore)

Thursday, August 09, 2012

On this New Sounds, there's new music for bass, both electric and upright, bowed, plucked, or slapped, some bottom-heavy and grounding, some emotive and noodley - like the moody suite for electric bass by Jeffrey Roden, called "Seeds of Happiness." There's also music about salt. Yes, salt and salt marshes.

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Top 5 @ 105

Joshua Bell's Top Five NYC Restaurants

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

When dining out the violinist Joshua Bell enjoys burgers, sushi and the occasional steak. Find out more in this video of his top five dining experiences in New York.

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