This morning the song “Before My Time” performed by Joshua Bell and Scarlett Johansson, written by J. Ralph, received an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song. Here's a link to the stunning performance.
The need for humans to express themselves through music may never be more beautifully illustrated than in this video.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!
Joshua and Sam Haywood spent much of December on a recital tour which took them to London, Cremona, St. Petersburg and Moscow performing works by Schubert, Strauss, Gershwin and Prokofiev. The tour also included their debut performances in Muscat, Oman and in Katowice, Poland where Joshua was interviewed on TVN watched by more than 2 million Polish television viewers.
The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will honor director and choreographer Debbie Allen, violinist Joshua Bell and actor and alumnus Adrian Grenier at An Affair of the Arts Performance and Gala on Saturday, January 12, 2013, held in Downtown Miami at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and the Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building.
As previously reported, Joshua will take part in a special PBS TV concert airing on New Year’s Eve, featuring a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch with whom Joshua recorded I’ll Take Manhattan” for his CD Joshua Bell At Home With Friends. The evening, titled One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, features the New York Philharmonic and artists who collaborated with Mr.
Joshua was recently notified that he has been awarded The “Diapason d’or” award for his French Impressions CD recorded with Jeremy Denk. This award is given annually by Diapason Magazine, France’s most important publication for classical music. The award will be presented at Radio France on November 19, when Joshua will be in the U.S.
Joshua is featured in three films!
Joshua was scheduled to perform with Lang Lang on October 30th at a benefit concert for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation held at Carnegie Hall followed by a black tie gala. But Hurricane Sandy had other plans and the benefit will be rescheduled.
November will see Joshua tour with recital partner Sam Haywood performing a program of Schubert, Franck, Prokofiev and works to be announced from the stage. The tour included a date in Davis, California with a break with Joshua performing with the Omaha Symphony.
Joshua will take part in a special PBS special airing on New Year’s Eve, featuring a concert tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch with whom Joshua recorded
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