Joshua Bell To Conclude Enlow Hall Concert Season

HILLSIDE – Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University will conclude its third concert season with Joshua Bell in recital with Sam Haywood. This one-night-only concert will be performed in the intimate Enlow Hall on Sunday, April 28 at 3 p.m.

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin” Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. His stunning virtuosity, beautiful tone and charismatic stage presence have brought him universal acclaim. Among numerous awards and honors, Bell is an Avery Fisher Prize recipient and Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year. Recently appointed Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, he is the first person to hold this title since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.

An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Mercury, Grammy, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards. Recent releases include French Impressions with pianist Jeremy Denk, the eclectic At Home With Friends, the Defiance soundtrack, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic. His discography encompasses critically-acclaimed performances of most of the major violin repertoire in addition to John Corigliano’s Oscar-winning soundtrack, The Red Violin.

British pianist Sam Haywood has performed to critical acclaim all over the world. Alongside his busy solo and chamber music career, he is also a composer, transcriber and Artistic Director of the Solent Music Festival. Haywood is the regular duo partner to violinist Joshua Bell, with whom he has toured in the USA, Canada, China, South America and throughout Europe. They have performed for the Vice-Presidents of the USA and China.

The program will include Schubert’s Sonatina in A minor D385, Op. posth. 137 No. 2; Strauss’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat, Op. 18; Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94 bis and additional works to be announced from stage. Program is subject to change.

Tickets to Joshua Bell Recital with Sam Haywood in Enlow Hall are $55-$75 and can be purchased by calling Kean Stage Box Office at 1-908-737-7469, online at, or in person at Kean University’s Wilkins Theater Box Office.

Enlow Hall is situated on Kean University’s East Campus at 215 North Avenue, Hillside.

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