The violin superstar Joshua Bell has long been associated with Max Bruch’s rhapsodic concerto, having recorded it for his first-ever concerto album released when he was just 19. Tonight, with Louis Langrée and the Festival Orchestra, he once again traverses the melodic peaks, brilliant runs, and raucous dances of the unabashedly Romantic violin concerto. John Adams’s enigmatic fanfare Tromba lontana and Brahms’s sun-dappled Second Symphony complete this glowing program.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Louis Langrée, conductor Joshua Bell, violin
Pre-concert recital at 6:30 pm Stephen Waarts, violin Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor