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Joshua Bell set to play Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle / Toledo Blade interview

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Joshua Bell is the Crown Prince of Planet Violin, whether in performance when he conjures intensity and emotion through his 1713 Stradivarius, or tending to his global music kingdom. However, unlike some of the world's bloodline aristocrats - they all seem to have "issues," don't they? - Bell is mostly a happy man. Perhaps it's his ability to choose his calling.

"I associate music with fun and joy," said the artist, who began performing before he entered high school and whose career continues to soar. Bell brings that attitude and his poetic playing to Toledo for a gala performance with the Toledo Symphony and Stefan Sanderling at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle. The concert is sold out.

READ THE FULL Toledo Blade INTERVIEW & ARTICLE