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Celebrity Series of Boston Presents
Longtime Musical Partners Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis, and Jeremy Denk
Sunday, April 28, 2019,
(Boston) Celebrity Series of Boston will present violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis, and pianist Jeremy Denk on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at
Remaining tickets start at $88-$128 and are available online at www.celebrityseries.org, by calling (617) 482-6661 Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., or at Symphony Hall’s Hall Box Office, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA.
This will be the 10th Celebrity series performance for Joshua Bell; he made his debut in 1991 and was seen most recently in 2016 with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This concert marks the 6th Celebrity Series performance for Jeremy Denk; he made his Celebrity Series debut in 2008 with Rob Kapilow in “What Makes It Great?” and was seen most recently in 2018 with violinist Stefan Jackiw and Hudson Shad. This will be the Celebrity Series debut performance for Steven Isserlis.
“Bell’s combination of musicianship, intensity and charm
“Denk is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination.” The New York Times
“What Isserlis brings most of all is his singing, he’s the best singer on the cello you could ever, ever find.” BBC Radio 3
Hailed as “a dream team of performers,” longtime musical collaborators and friends, violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Jeremy Denk, will unite this spring for their first-ever trio tour. Though Bell, Isserlis
The artists have enjoyed years of camaraderie and musical rapport-Bell remembers how he met Isserlis “about 30 years ago at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston [SC], where we played chamber music together. He has been my close friend and frequent chamber music partner ever since.” Bell also met Jeremy Denk, a fellow Indiana University alum, at Spoleto. They have since appeared together in recital numerous times, and recorded French Impressions, featuring violin-piano duo works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Franck. “Together, we all share a long-lasting friendship, and to finally be able to tour with Jeremy and Steven is a goal fulfilled,” adds Bell.
“Through telephone diplomacy, the three of us were able to agree on this substantial programme. Two gloriously romantic trios are paired with two major wartime masterpieces. It should be quite an emotional journey,” notes Isserlis.
Felix Mendelssohn, Trio No. 2 in C minor, Opus 66
Dmitri Shostakovich, Trio No. 2 in E minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Maurice Ravel, Trio in A minor
About Joshua Bell: With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor, and music education champion, Joshua Bell’s curiosity and clarity of insight are a testament to his belief in the power of music as a unifying cultural force. An artist of precision and passion, Bell is committed to the violin as an instrument of expression and a vehicle for realizing the new and unexplored. A Sony Classical artist, Bell has performed on six continents with every major orchestra in the
About Steven Isserlis: Steven Isserlis enjoys a uniquely varied career as
About Jeremy Denk: One of America’s foremost pianists, Denk is the winner of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and has appeared in recent years with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which Alex Ross praises for its “arresting sensitivity and wit.” His writing appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and he is working on a book to be published by Random House.
About Celebrity Series of Boston
Celebrity Series of Boston was founded in 1938 by pianist and impresario Aaron Richmond. Over the course of its 80-year history, Celebrity Series has presented an array of the world’s greatest performing artists, including Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Diana Krall, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Arturo Toscanini, Ignace Paderewski, Arthur Rubenstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern, Andrés Segovia, Kirsten Flagstad, Marian Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky, Martha Graham, Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and the New York City Opera Company.
From orchestras and chamber ensembles, vocal and piano music, to dance companies, jazz, spoken word, and more, Celebrity Series has been bringing great artists to Boston’s major concert halls for eight decades. The Celebrity Series of Boston believes in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives and build better communities. Through its Arts for All! community programs, the Celebrity Series seeks to build a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience–on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods–everywhere.
Celebrity Series of Boston is grateful to our 2018-19 Season Sponsors Amy & Joshua Boger, and to the many individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies whose support helps