Arts Society & Culture

Joshua Bell, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert to be held June 1 at UGA

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Joshua Bell

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present violinist Joshua Bell in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra June 1 at 3 p.m.

The concert was originally scheduled for Feb. 11, but was postponed because of a winter storm.

Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director, will conduct the program, which will include the Brahms Violin Concerto, Paul Hindemith’s “Symphony Mathis der Maler” (Matthias the Painter) and a new work by Charles Zoll commissioned by the ASO. The PAC’s 2014-2015 season will be announced following the concert.

“We are extremely fortunate to have been able to arrange for this performance on such short notice,” said George C. Foreman, Performing Arts Center director. “The first workable solo recital date with Joshua Bell would not have been until two years from now in 2015-2016.”

An Avery Fisher Prize recipient, Bell received the New York Recording Academy Honors last June. He has recorded more than 40 CDs, garnering Mercury, Grammy, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. His 2004 release, “Romance of the Violin,” was picked by Billboard as Classical CD of the Year and Bell was named Classical Artist of the Year. He was also featured on the Oscar-winning soundtrack for the film, “The Red Violin.”

Bell’s career has spanned more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor. He performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius.

Tickets for Bell’s original February performance will be good for the rescheduled concert. Additional tickets are available for purchase and range in price from $49-$69 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400 or 888-289-8497.