Of Note for Mon., July 18, 2016: Joshua Bell Opens Fort Smith Symphony's 2016-17 Season

Jul 18, 2016

“I was just a kid, caught up in the music’s magnificence, and marveling at my new discovery—the first jewel I had found in the treasure chest of symphonies by Beethoven,” violinist Joshua Bell says of hearing Beethoven’s 7th Symphony for the first time, his mom playing her favorite symphony on the record player at home.

Bell joins the Fort Smith Symphony for their first concert of the 2016-17 season, which marks 20 years under direction of John Jeter. Hear him perform two concertos, one from Tchaikovsky and another from J. S. Bach, plus Beethoven's 7th from the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Bell. That's all coming up from 8 to 10 p.m. here on KUAF and streaming in its entirety here until July 24.