In the first evening of a two-part preview performance, 2023 Artist-in-Residence Joshua Bell performs selections from Elements, an unparalleled work for violin and orchestra in five movements, each written by a different acclaimed composer. In this concert, Bell performs “Fire” (composed by Jake Heggie); “Water” (Edgar Meyer); and “Ether” (Jessie Montgomery). The program closes with a beloved favorite by Debussy; the musical brushstrokes of La Mer create Impressionistic sketches of the sea.
(A co-commissioned project with five major orchestras, Elements will receive formal premieres around the world beginning in September 2023. Hear it at the Festival first!)
Location: Chautauqua Auditorium
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Peter Oundjian, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin and Artist-in-Residence
Suite for Violin and Orchestra
“Fire” by Jake Heggie
“Space” by Jessie Montgomery
“Water” by Edgar Meyer
(Commissioned by Joshua Bell)
Claude Debussy, La Mer
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