Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Under the leadership of acclaimed music director and virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields returns for an evening of music-making including the fireworks and lyricism of Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and only the second Mondavi Center performance ever of Beethoven’s landmark Fifth Symphony. In describing the ensemble’s collaboration with Bell, The Washington Post declared, “Bell was so at one with his fellow musicians, they seemed to be breathing together.” This Leap Day performance is sure to be as special and rare as the date on which it falls.