Joshua Bell May 24 | 8:00pm

Making his grand debut appearance on stage at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem, the world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell performs Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor and Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen with the Salem Symphony. With additional works by Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky. Guest Conductor, Anthony Parnther. Learn more about them below

  • "Bacchanale" - Saint Saens
  • "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture" - Tchaikovsky
  • Intermission
  • "Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor" - Bruch
  • "Zigeunerweisen" - Sarasate

Management for Joshua Bell: Primo Artists New York, NY. www.primoartists.com

Insight into this Performance

Meet Joshua Bell

World-Renowned Violinist

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. Named the Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.

Bell’s 2016/17 season includes season-opening appearances with the Atlanta Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra and performances with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel, plus the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Seattle, Montreal and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Abroad he performs with the Vienna Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Czech Philharmonic. He embarks on four international orchestral tours: To the U.K., Benelux, Germany and Australia with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; to Switzerland with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra; to Austria, Germany, Italy and Sweden with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Daniel Harding; and to Korea and Japan with the Orchestra de Paris also with Harding. He makes recital appearances throughout North America with his recital partners Alessio Bax including at Lincoln Center and with Sam Haywood in a Westcoast tour.

A highlight of the season features Bell in a week-long residency in Washington, D.C., where he will serve as 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra. Performing and collaborating across artistic and educational mediums, Bell will explore the depths of artistic possibilities examining synergies between music, dance, the culinary arts, literature, education, and technology. Featured events will include an evening with Gourmet Symphony, a collaboration with Brooklyn’s Dance Heginbotham, a recital with literature celebrating John F. Kennedy’s Centennial, and a world premiere co-commission from Anne Dudley in a family concert based on the bestselling children’s book The Man with the Violin, inspired by Bell’s incognito 2007 D.C. Metro performance.

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Anthony Parnther, guest conductor salem symphony

Meet Anthony Parnther

Guest Conductor

Maestro Anthony Parnther has led orchestras in concert on five continents and in recording sessions for motion picture, television, album, trailer and video game music heard worldwide. His versatility has placed him onstage alongside artists in all genres including Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman, the Canadian Brass, Doc Severensen, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Beyonce, Edgar Meyer, Jon Faddis, Wes Borland, Imagine Dragons, and Rihanna.

Anthony is in demand as a conductor for recording sessions on motion picture, television and video game scores. He has led the Hollywood Studio Symphony on all of LA's historic scoring stages including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers and Capitol Records. In addition to his duties on the scoring stage, Anthony has been called to serve as guest cover conductor for the iconic Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as well as cover conductor for the newly formed Hollywood Chamber Orchestra.

Anthony is the Music Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles based Southeast Symphony. Founded in 1948, the historic Southeast Symphony is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse symphonic institutions in the world. Since taking the helm in 2010, Anthony has demonstrated a commitment to the performance of orchestral works of women composers and composers of color.

He has been lauded and recognized for his premieres of previously unknown or restored works by Florence Price, Zenobia Perry, Margaret Bonds, Renee Baker, John Wineglass, Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Adolphus Hailstork, Duke Ellington, Samuel Coleridge Taylor amongst others. In 2015, Anthony was honored by Los Angeles' KCET as a "Local Hero" during Black History Month for his work and accomplishments with the Southeast Symphony.

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