Brash American violinist Joshua Bell returns to L.A. in high style as he leads an unusually stellar band of backup musicians — the often-sublime British orchestra Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Bell has been music director of the venerable chamber-music ensemble since 2011, and he will simultaneously conduct and wring out the violin solos in Mozart's Violin Concert No. 4 and Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. But the violinist also will contrast those traditional classical opuses with an Overture for Violin & Orchestra by the eclectically inventive Tennessee composer-bassist Edgar Meyer, who created the piece specifically for Academy of St Martin in the Fields and his longtime collaborator Bell.
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