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The violin, a Stradivarius from 1713, rested in the crook of Joshua Bell's arm. Valued at $15 million, the instrument sat silent as Bell spoke Sunday afternoon to a group of students. He gripped the violin's bow, worth some $250,000, in his other hand. The small group, gathered to hear him speak before his concert, murmured at the price. "I could have a couple of Ferrari cars, but I choose to have this bow," Bell quipped.

In less than an hour Bell would step onto the stage of the Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church. The concert, part of InConcert Sierra's Third Sunday season, was sold out. People lined the pews to hear the virtuoso whose tour will take him this month to Carnegie Hall.       READ THE FULL Grass Valley Union ARTICLE AND WATCH THE VIDEO