Joshua Bell IU Centennial Concert

IU Jacobs School of Music Summer Festival Orchestra
Michael Stern, Conductor
Joshua Bell, Violin

Saturday, July 2, 2011
5:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
6:00 PM
Public Gates Open
8:30 PM
Concert Starts
$35 reserved
$10 lawn
Ticket & dining package $50

About The Artist

The brilliant young musicians from America’s largest music conservatory are showcased in a dazzling spectrum of colorful music, from Dukas’s “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (best-known from Walt Disney’s iconic animated version in Fantasia) to the blazing hues of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Ives’s delightfully humorous Variations on America. Superstar violinist Joshua Bell, who earned his artist diploma from Indiana University, then takes the stage for the Ravinia premiere of Bruch’s lyrical celebration of Scottish folktunes and violin virtuosity.

Program Notes

Dukas: L’apprenti sorcier (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”)
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Ives/arr. Schuman: Variations on America
Bruch: Fantasie unter freier Benutzung schottischer Volksmelodien (“Scottish Fantasy”) Op. 46