Come on, admit it. When you first heard that Joshua Bell was headed to Austin in October you knew exactly what he was going to be playing. Yep, you guessed it—BRAHMS.
This Saturday, he’ll hit the Dell Hall stage with friend and acclaimed British pianist Sam Haywood for several pieces that’ll make for an engaging night in our large hall. Also keep an eye out in your program notes for a detailed history by Josh himself outlining how he came to be the proud companion of his 1713 Huberman Stradivarious violin.
Joshua’s full program holds another surprise—you’ll notice each piece by these composers happens to be a Violin Sonata No. 2. Clever, no? AND there could be a piece or two added on the night-of.
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 (1886)
Andante tranquillo – Vivace
Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13 (1867)
Lento – Allegro vivace
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a (1943)
Scherzo – Presto
Allegro con brio
Now, we know we always say come early, but this time we really mean it. With this being the first weekend of ACL Fest PLUS our packed house for the night, our neighborhood will be even crazier than normal. Remember to arrive early (we have that skyline you can admire while you sip on a drink!) and check out our rideshare pals at RideAustin—you can even choose us as your Round Up partner! The neighborhood traffic will thank you (and so will the planet).
Be sure to catch a last minute seat to Joshua Bell with Sam Haywood on piano, THIS SATURDAY, October 6.