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Joshua Bell will open 2019 Minnesota Beethoven Festival / La Crosse Tribune

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Joshua Bell will be back.

The Minnesota Beethoven Festival favorite will return to Winona next summer - and bring his violin - to open the 2019 season, which runs from June 30 to July 21.

The 2018 season concluded Sunday with a concert from the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and internationally renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä. "We are thrilled to welcome our friend Joshua Bell and the terrific Manhattan Chamber Players back this year as we continue the tradition of bringing a mix of returning performers and electrifying new artists to Winona," artistic and managing director Ned Kirk said. "With the Beethoven Festival's first solo clarinet and organ concerts, the 13th season promises to be one of our most exciting yet."

Other guests performing during the 13th season in 2019 include clarinetist Julian Bliss, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Parker Wuartet and 2017 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo.