Joshua Bell to play with Albany Symphony

The Albany Symphony announced its 2011-2012 schedule today -- and it includes a performance with acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell at the Palace in December (yes, there's some time to plan ahead).

The ASO is aiming to make the most of the star's appearance. Tickets for the concert are only available to subscribers. If you subscribe to the full 8-concert season (which starts at $139), they'll give you a ticket for the Bell concert for free.

Bell is a renowned performer who's sold millions of albums. He plays a 300-year-old Stradivarius that he bought for almost $4 million. He was also the subject of a great Washington Post story a few years back in which he played incognito for commuters in a Washington Metro station (video embedded above).

The ASO's current season is still in progress. It's performing at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall this Saturday in celebration of conductor David Allen Miller's 50th birthday.

Comments

Saw him last year when I was still living in DC. Amazing performance. Highly recommended and this is great news for my new abode! Thank god for you, AOA!

thanks for posting this classic. I was just thinking about it last week. the reporter interviewed the few people who lingered, and most of them turned out to be violinists themselves. Only two people recognized Bell.

He has played with the ASO before, so it's good to see him come back. He also performed at Tanglewood last summer and will be there again this July, playing a different Tchaikovsky piece from the one listed for the ASO performance in December.

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