Caramoor Festival: Opening Night with Joshua Bell

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Cristian Macelaru at the Caramoor Festival. Violinist Joshua Bell performs Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Cristian Macelaru at the Caramoor Festival. (Kim Nowacki/WQXR)

Opening night of the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY was recorded June 21, 2014. The program features Orchestra of St. Luke's with Joshua Bell as the soloist in Sibelius's Violin Concerto. The audio is no longer available for streaming on-demand.

Cristian Macelaru, the Romanian-born associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, leads the concert from the Venetian Theater. The program begins with the Concert Românesc (1951), a colorful early work of György Ligeti that pulses with Romanian folk sounds. The rhapsodic, sweeping Sibelius Concerto, long a calling card for Bell, follows. To conclude, Macelaru conducts Georges Bizet's Symphony in C, written when the composer was just 17.

Elliott Forrest hosts our broadcast.

Joshua Bell on Playing the Sibelius Concerto ("It's a little bit of a dance to get what you want from the conductor and orchestra and yet be respectful"):


Macelaru on what to listen for in this program:

 

Program:

Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Ligeti: Concert Românesc
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d, Op. 47
Bizet: Symphony in C

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Kim Nowacki/WQXR
Joshua Bell performs with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Caramoor Festival
Kim Nowacki/WQXR
Caramoor patrons enjoy a picnic before the concert on the festival grounds.
Kim Nowacki/WQXR
Cristian Macelaru conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Caramoor Festival

Comments [5]

Desperately seeking this performance from Somers from Somers, NY

WQXR - any reason why this performance is no longer available to listen to? :(

Jul. 07 2014 04:55 PM
Beila Organic from Bethesda, MD

Same thing is happening to me; so frustrating!!
Please help!

Jun. 26 2014 06:44 PM
WQXR

Hi folks - the archived broadcast can now be listened to at the top of this page. Thanks for listening!

Jun. 23 2014 03:47 PM
Desperately seeking this performance from Somers

I second Lauro's question. Please advise! Many thanks.

Jun. 23 2014 02:36 PM
Lauro Guaderrama

I tuned in to the broadcast of Joshua Bell's performance of the Sibelius violin concerto at the Caramoor Festival. I missed the first two movements and wanted to hear the entire performance, but all I could get were the interviews with Joshua Bell and the conductor. I couldn't bring up the performance itself. How do I go about doing this?

Jun. 21 2014 10:15 PM

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