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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents celebrated virtuoso Joshua Bell, violin, & Peter Dugan, piano, Thursday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at The Granada Theatre

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SUMMARY

  • UCSB Arts & Lectures presents celebrated virtuoso Joshua Bell, violin, with Peter Dugan, piano
  • Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. The recipient of numerous accolades including the Avery Fisher Prize, six Grammy nominations and Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, Bell also serves as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • The “fearlessly athletic” (San Francisco Chronicle) pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top, Peter Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Renee Fleming to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close
  • Thursday, February 3rd / 7:00 p.m. Pacific / The Granada Theatre
  • $51 – $81 : General Public / $16 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
  • Health & Safety: Proof of full vaccination is required for all attendees. Proof of booster vaccination will be required for all eligible attendees beginning February 4, 2022. Masks are required indoors at all times. N95, KN95, KF94 or FFP2 face masks are strongly recommended. Regardless of the mask type, it is only effective if it is worn over your mouth and nose. Visit https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/SeasonFAQs/ for updates and further details.
  • Tickets/Info: (805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or www.GranadaSB.org
  • This event includes an at-home viewing option (live stream only; no replay).

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents celebrated virtuoso Joshua Bell, violin, with Peter Dugan, piano on Thursday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Pacific at The Granada Theatre. This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative.

With a career spanning almost four decades, violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated artists of his era. The recipient of numerous accolades including the Avery Fisher Prize, six Grammy nominations and Musical America’s 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, Bell also serves as music director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He appears in recital with Peter Dugan, the “fearlessly athletic” (San Francisco Chronicle) pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top.

 

PROGRAM*

Schubert: Sonatina in D major, Op. 137, No. 1, D. 384 

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.7, Op.30 

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio cantabile

III. Scherzo — Allegro

  1. Finale — Allegro – Presto

 

Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004

Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major

  1. Allegretto
  2. Blues — Moderato

III. Perpetuum mobile — Allegro

 

*Program subject to change

Pre-concert Talk by Derek Katz, UCSB Associate Professor of Musicology

6 PM / Granada Theatre, McCune Founders Room

(No live stream)

Free to concert ticket holders

Seating is first-come, first-served

ABOUT JOSHUA BELL

 “One of the most imaginative, technically gifted and altogether extraordinary violinists of our time.” The Washington Post

Having performed with virtually every major orchestra in the world, Joshua Bell continues to maintain engagements as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, conductor and Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Bell’s highlights in the 2021-22 season include leading the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at the 2021 BBC Proms, throughout Europe and the U.S. on tour; returning with the Philadelphia Orchestra for a play/conduct program, to the Verbier Festival, the Minnesota Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic; and tours with the Israel Philharmonic and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra as soloist. Additional 2021-22 performances to be announced.

In 2011, Bell was named Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, succeeding Sir Neville Marriner, who formed the orchestra in 1959. Bell’s history with the Academy dates back to 1986 when he first recorded the Bruch and Mendelsohn concertos with Mariner and the orchestra. Bell has since directed the orchestra on several albums including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Voice of the Violin, For the Love of Brahms and most recently, Bruch: Scottish Fantasy, which was nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY® Award.

Bell has been active in commissioning new works from living composers and has premiered concertos of John Corigliano, (double concerto) Edgar Meyer, Behzad Ranjbaran and the Nicholas Maw’s Violin Concerto, for which his recording received a GRAMMY® award.

ABOUT PETER DUGAN

A sought-after multi-genre artist, Peter 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 Dugan’s collaboration with violinist Charles Yang as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo.”

Dugan has been presented in chamber music recitals by Carnegie Hall, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Music at Menlo, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Moab Music Festival.  He was a 2021 featured recitalist and lecturer for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and has soloed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and New World Symphony.    

His latest album with baritone John Brancy – The Journey Home: Live from the Kennedy Center – was released on Avie Records in 2021 along with an accompanying documentary film from WNET’s AllArts.  Together Brancy and Dugan won first prize at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition and second prize at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. 

See A&L’s full 2022 lineup here

This is a moment that calls for Optimism, Resilience, Courage and Vision.

Santa Barbara needs Hope, and Arts & Lectures is uniquely positioned to respond.

A&L’s 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative has already inspired our community with presentations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, chef José Andrés and author Anne Lamott. We will continue to inspire, through shared experiences with thought leaders, creative problem solvers and arts visionaries who will guide us forward. CREATING HOPE programs strengthen human connection, promote emotional well-being, joy and compassion, and envision positive change. Learn more about the CREATING HOPE: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/CreatingHope.aspx

ABOUT UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A&L annually presents more than a hundred public events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.  

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Joshua Bell, violin, Peter Dugan, piano is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures.

This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative.

$51 – $81: General Public / $16 for UCSB Students (Current student ID required)

For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

Event Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune

Corporate Supporting Sponsor: Covenant Living at the Samarkand

Presented in association with the UCSB Department of Music

Special Thanks: 

UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2021-2022 season.

UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2021-2022 season.

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