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Joshua Bell, violin and Peter Dugan, piano

Virtual Event
Friday, May 14, 2021
7:30 PM EDT

Registration for this event closes at 12 PM EDT on May 14. Available on-demand for all ticketholders for 72 hours, beginning on May 14, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT. 
 
Suggested ticket donation (per household) is $15. Tickets available starting at $0. 

Together with acclaimed pianist Peter Dugan, violinist Joshua Bell—dubbed a “classical music rock star”—returns to Carolina Performing Arts with a new evening-length performance. In this exciting collaboration, Bell and Dugan will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Bloch.

With a career spanning almost four decades, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, Bell continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Bell has appeared at CPA on numerous occasions, most recently with the Academy in spring 2018. 
 
An acclaimed multi-genre pianist, Peter Dugan has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle as “stunning” and “fearlessly athletic.” He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across North America and abroad. This is his first performance for Carolina Performing Arts. 

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770–1827)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12
I.  Allegro vivace
II. Andante, più tosto Allegretto
III. Allegro piacevole
Johannes Brahms
(1833–1897)
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78
I. Vivace ma non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro molto moderato
Ernest Bloch
(1880–1959)
Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life)
II. Nigun

Runtime: approximately 60 minutes. Recording or photography of this event is not permitted. If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility, please contact us. You can also check out our livestream events guide

SPECIAL THANKS

PERFORMANCE BENEFACTORS

The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
Thomas S. Kenan III

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Joshua Bell

With a career spanning almost four decades, GRAMMY® Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, Bell continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin.  

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Bell has also received the 2003 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award and a Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 1991 from the Jacobs School of Music. In 2000, he was named an “Indiana Living Legend.” 

Bell has performed for three American presidents and the sitting justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. He participated in former president Barack Obama’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ first cultural mission to Cuba, joining Cuban and American musicians on a 2017 Live from Lincoln Center Emmy-nominated PBS special, Joshua Bell: Seasons of Cuba, celebrating renewed cultural diplomacy between Cuba and the United States. 

Peter Dugan

Peter Dugan has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. This year he makes his debuts at Wigmore Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and can be heard as the piano soloist on a recent release of Ives’ Fourth Symphony from Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, a recording which the New York Times named one of the top classical albums of 2019. 

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A sought-after multi-genre artist, Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. The Wall Street Journal described Mr. Dugan’s collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.” Mr. Dugan has been presented in chamber music recitals by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Music at Menlo, Moab Music Festival, and recently in recital with Joshua Bell at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival.  He was the 2019 featured recitalist for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, and has soloed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, New World Symphony, and Mid-Texas Symphony. 

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