Ring That Bell at the Granada

By Steven Libowitz   |   February 1, 2022
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Joshua Bell at the Granada on February 3 (photo credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

After a couple of months’ hiatus due to the calendar and concerns about COVID, UCSB Arts & Lectures’ 2021-22 Creating Hope series resumes next Thursday, February 3, with a recital from violinist Joshua Bell, one of the most celebrated artists of his era. The recipient of a number of enviable accolades from the coveted Avery Fisher Prize to six Grammy nominations, Bell serves in a variety of roles from chamber music concerts to concerto soloist performances to conducting as the music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Returning once again to the Granada stage, Bell will perform with a relatively new partner in pianist Peter Dugan, with whom he collaborated for At Home With Music, a pandemic produced national PBS broadcast and live album released on Sony Classical last year. No slouch himself, Dugan was a 2021 featured recitalist and lecturer for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Symphony, and serves as pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top. The program includes Schubert’s Sonatina in D major, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 7, Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin, and Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2.


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