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Joshua Bell is set to play the Pacific Symphony's season opener on Thursday Septenber 25th, at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Violinist and music director for the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Mr. Bell will perform a piece which he considers to be underplayed, the violin concerto by Alexander Glazunov. 

JB plays a 1713 Stradivarius, which he discovered in London 13 years ago. Once owned by the Polish violinist Bronis¿aw Huberman, After a theft in 1936, the instrument went missing for half a century. His new Sony Masterworks album "Bach," recorded with the St. Martin ensemble coincides with a new HBO special called - "Joshua Bell: A YoungArts MasterClass."

In addition to Joshua Bell, the program will feature John Williams' "Sound the Bells!", the West Coast premiere of Christopher Rouse's "Supplica," Richard Strauss' "Dance of the Seven Veils" and Ravel's Suite No. 2.  READ THE FULL Daily Pilot REVIEW