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Violinist Joshua Bell Talks Viral Video Fame, New Album and Shares Exclusive Playlist [Q&A]

Joshua Bell went viral in 2007 after a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial had him playing violin at a D.C. Metro station for indifferent commuters. Here, he talks about that experience, his new classical album and shares with us an exclusive playlist.

U2, Michael Buble, Jessie J and Other Celebrity Musicians Playing on Subways

U2 cancelled its previously planned residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon after frontman Bono suffered a debilitating bicycle accident last year, however the band came back in a big way for several sketches on an episode last week. One ...

On the Notion of Performing in Concert Halls and Car Parks, Bob Riley and the Manchester Camerata Say 'So Be It'

As Joshua Bell has proven to us already, a venue is merely a concept. In the case of the Manchester Camerata, Bob Riley writes that the orchestra is "constantly challenging" how they engage with audiences. Thus, he concludes, "if that means we ...

Joshua Bell on HBO YoungArts Masterclass & Mendelssohn Octet; Washington Metro Reprise & Bach Concertos

With his Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority mulligan miles behind him, Joshua Bell is Skyping with me from his suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. As per usual when talking to the press, the world's greatest living violinist is in between ...

PHOTOS: 'Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass' HBO Special Showcases Bach and Mendelssohn

While watching HBO's Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass, it is easy to see that it's all about the kids. The world-renowned violinist checks his ego at the door, focusing his efforts on Mendelssohn, Bach and his youthful ritornello, who clearly ...

TRAILER: Violinist Joshua Bell's 'A YoungArts Masterclass' HBO Special Premieres Tuesday, October 14

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell recently took to the D.C. catacombs to perform for a busy crowd who stopped to hear Bach. Now, on Tuesday, October 14, Bell will be paid tribute by HBO with a new documentary, Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass.

Director/Writer David Donnelly to Release 'Maestro' Classical Music Documentary Featuring Paavo Järvi, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn

Director/writer David Donnelly is set to release "Maestro," a documentary on the world of classical music conductors during a time of decline.

Seven Years Later, Joshua Bell Performs Again for D.C. Audiences at Most Recent Union Station Performance

Just seven years after his D.C. metro debut, Joshua Bell took to the Union Station stop for a similar social experiment--however, this time he would be far from ignored.

New York Philharmonic's Free Concert in Central Park Pays Tribute to Maestro Lorin Maazel with Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'

Since 1965, the New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks have been a must-do for all Gotham residents. But in light of the recent death of former NY Phil music director Lorin Maazel, tonight's concert in Central Park will be a bit more somber.

HIGHLIGHTS: Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival 2014 Announces Classical Programming for “Summer of Love/Season of Stars”

The Ravinia Festival recently announced its 2014 season, “Summer of Love/Season of Stars,” featuring music that expresses the theme of love in all its various manifestations.

REVIEW: 'Mozart in the Jungle,' Amazon Prime's Symphonic Sex Farce, Plays Sour for Malcom McDowell, Bernadette Peters, Gael García Bernal

The long-awaited pilot episode of 'Mozart in the Jungle' is finally available on Amazon Prime's Instant Video. It's based on Blair Tindall's novel of the same name, a story of "la vie bohème" in New York City, where young musicians scramble for ...

Minnesota Orchestra Survives Historic 15-Month Lockout, Announces Shortened 2014 Concert Season (Feat. Osmo Vänskä)

A new era in the history of the Minnesota Orchestra will begin next month, when the re-united orchestra will present its first performances in Orchestra Hall after a long and often bitter contract dispute that dragged on for 15 months.

Gergiev, Nelsons, Gilbert or Alsop...Who is the World’s Busiest Conductor?

Some interesting statistics, yes, from the U.K.-based music website Bachtrack. Every year, they compile the stats from the events they have listed, and the list for 2013 has Valery Gergiev as the world's busiest conductor. Andris Nelsons comes ...

Minnesota Musicians to Go It Alone, as Legislators Call for Corporate Heads' Heads

The Minnesota press are reporting that the much-beleagured players of the stricken Minnesota Orchestra will defy the fates--and the ongoing nasty industrial dispute--and play a starry 10-concert season. Meanwhile, local legislators demand ...

Amazon’s TV Pilot ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ with Joshua Bell and Malcolm McDowell, Is a Tale of Sex, Drugs and…Classical Music?

Amazon Studios recently filmed a pilot episode of 'Mozart in the Jungle,' a proposed web video series that looks beyond classical music’s image of polished perfection to reveal behind-the-scenes stories full of sex, drama and political infighting.

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