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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, Music Director and violin

Thu Apr 4 | 6:30 PM

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A gala evening honors the individual most responsible for The Soraya – former CSUN President Dr. Jolene Koester who moved state and local leaders and philanthropists with her vision and perseverance to open The Soraya In 2011. Now, with more than four decades of service to higher education and the state of California, Dr. Koester returns to The Soraya to be honored alongside Joshua Bell who returns to The Soraya for his 9th appearance, leading Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Bell’s world travels have brought him to The Soraya more frequently than any other artist. As the foremost violinist of his generation.

 


Gala attendees will be seated for the Academy of St Martin in the Fields concert accordingly: Members and Founders who are attending the gala will be seated first, with every effort made to seat them in their regular reserved locations. Where there is overlap, The Soraya staff will resolve those instances at its discretion. Simultaneously, gala sponsors will then be seated in remaining available premiere and orchestra seats. All other gala attendees will be seated from front to back in the Orchestra section. Special seating requests (e.g., aisle seats, box seats, Parterre seats) will be fulfilled in the order made, as availability allows.

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Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell, Music Director and violin

Thu Apr 4 | 6:30 PM

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Honor Dr. Jolene Koester and Joshua Bell following the performance at a presentation and dinner.  Learn More

performance program

Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868) Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture

Gioachino Rossini (1792–1868) Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): “Largo al Factotum,” Edward Nelson, baritone

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847) Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64

      I. Allegro molto appassionato

      II. Andante

      III. Allegro non troppo – Allegro molto vivace

       Joshua Bell, violin

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

Brahms Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.73 – IV: Allegro con spirito

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“Mr. Bell doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow.” — The New York Times

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