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Joshua Bell brings the star power to Charlotte Symphony's Opening Night

Sep 19, 2018



Famed violinist Joshua Bell was hopping into a taxi pointed toward his doctor's office when we caught up with him in New York by phone this week, less than two days before he was scheduled to board a plane pointed toward North Carolina for something of a two-day Brahms-fest.
"How's it going there with the hurricane?" he asks. Told all is returning to normal in Charlotte, he sighs.
"That's good to hear. I guess I'm still coming."

Indeed, Bell and his $4 million Stradivarius will play Brahms' Violin Concerto in performances by the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh on Thursday night and the Charlotte Symphony on Friday evening. In Charlotte, his performance will be part of the Charlotte Symphony's Gala Opening Night.

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