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Joshua Bell wows 'Mostly Mozart Festival' / Forward

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"I just love Joshua Bell!" gushed a lady next to me as we filed into David Geffen Hall for Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's August 17th concert. Greeted by a cheering audience, the comfortably attired, still youthful Grammy Award-winning violinist 48-year old Bell -accompanied by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra under the baton ofMatthew Hall [in his New York debut] -won a standing ovation for his bravura performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major [which -the program noted-included "Original cadenzas by Joshua Bell"]. The orchestra also performed Mendelssohn's "Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream (1826), Beethoven's "Overture to Coriolan" (1807) and Beethoven's Symphony No 8 in F major (1812).