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What do Brahms, Grieg & Prokofiev Have in Common? Joshua Bell This Saturday

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)
Allegro amabile
Andante tranquillo – Vivace

Allegretto grazioso

Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13 (1867)
Lento – Allegro vivace
Allegretto tranquillo

Allegro animato


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.

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