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BSO Presents Joshua Bell Plays Mendelssohn

BSO Presents Joshua Bell Plays Mendelssohn

You can always count on the superstar violinist Joshua Bell to perform Mendelssohn’s deeply poetic concerto with “huge tenderness, rendering the audience to jelly” (Bachtrack). The young Russian conductor Anna Rakitina navigates the mysteries and charms of Elgar’s titillating Enigma Variations, and she introduces one of the most compelling voices in contemporary music: the Pulitzer prize-winning composer and sound artist Ellen Reid, who weaves the intimate tones of three wordless sopranos into a score that reflects on women’s suffrage.

This concert repeats on Sat., April 22 at 8 PM at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda and on Sun., April 23 at 3 PM at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

Kids Listen Free – For all Classical and Pops concerts, children ages 7-17 may attend free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Reservations will need to be made in advance, by phone or in person. Limited quantity of free tickets available for each performance, with quantity based on demand. Up to two (2) free children’s tickets available per one (1) full price adult ticket, maximum of six (6) free children’s tickets allowed per household for each performance. See website for additional information.

Dates, times, repertoire, and locations are accurate as of the posting of the event information. For more information, visit or contact [email protected] or by phone at 410-783-8000 or toll free 877-276-1444.

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Friday, April 21, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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