Last Tuesday, March 21, music fans gathered at the Palau de la Música Catalana to experience one of the great musical dates of the Season in Barcelona, Joshua Bell’s debut with the Franz Schubert Philharmonic.
In front of a packed Palace, Bell led the orchestra from different positions, offering us the full range of his art.
Thus, Joshua Bell began the concert in the first violin position, from where he conducted a Beethoven Coriolan Overture full of cambric colors and textures. Then, Stradivarius in hand and string change included, Joshua Bell, now as soloist-conductor, took center stage to deliver a sublime rendition of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, where we to be able to enjoy his delicate phrasing and virtuosity.
Finally, in the second part, Bell, now in the position of conductor, conducted Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. A direct, energetic and vibrant interpretation of the most joyful symphony of the genius of Bonn, with the attentive complicity of all the musicians of the Franz Schubert Philharmonic.
A night to remember. We hope you come back soon.