Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University (Enlow Hall) presents its third concert season featuring Joshua Bell in recital with Sam Haywood. This one-night-only concert will be performed in the intimate Enlow Hall on Sunday, November 4 at 3 p.m.
Often referred to as the “poet of the violin” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. His stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone and charismatic stage presence have brought him universal acclaim. Among numerous awards and honors, Bell is an Avery Fisher Prize recipient and Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year. Recently appointed Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, he is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.
An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Mercury, Grammy, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. Recent releases include French Impressions with pianist Jeremy Denk, the eclectic At Home With Friends, the Defiance soundtrack, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic. His discography encompasses critically-acclaimed performances of most of the major violin repertoire in addition to John Corigliano’s Oscar-winning soundtrack, The Red Violin.
British pianist Sam Haywood has performed to critical acclaim all over the world. Alongside his busy solo and chamber music career, he is also a composer, transcriber and Artistic Director of the Solent Music Festival. Haywood is the regular duo partner to violinist Joshua Bell, with whom he has toured in the USA, Canada, China, South America and throughout Europe. They have performed for the Vice-Presidents of the USA and China.
The program will include Schubert’s Rondo for Violin and Piano in B minor, Op. 70; Strauss’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18; Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94 bis and additional works to be announced from stage. Program is subject to change.
Tickets to Joshua Bell Recital with Sam Haywood in Enlow Hall are $55-$75 and can be purchased by calling Kean Stage Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469), online at http://enlowhall.kean.edu, or in person at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater Box Office.
Enlow Hall is situated on Kean University’s East Campus at 215 North Avenue, Hillside, NJ 07205. Renowned for its superb acoustics and elegant design, the newly renovated 300 - seat Hall has been praised by noted performers and patrons for its intimate ambiance and proximity between musicians and audience members.