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Kristin Chenoweth Delivers 'The Art of Elegance' in New Solo Album This Fall >>

Check out a preview for actress and classically trained singer Kristin Chenoweth's forthcoming solo album, 'The Art of Elegance.' The new CD from the Tony Award-winning chanteuse displays the 'Bewitched' star's operatic soprano voice in a broad range of classic styles.

The Kids Are Alright: 'Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass' Showcases Young Talent and Bell's Endless Pursuit to Inspire

Violinist Joshua Bell Performing at BSO 100th Anniversary Concert: Gershwin & Bernstein Featured >>

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is turning 100 this February, and they are bringing back famed American violinist, Joshua Bell, to help them celebrate. Bell, alongside conductor Marin Alsop, will be performing sections from Gershwin, Bernstein and many more at their centennial anniversary concert. Electronica composer Mason Bates will also perform his signature piece, 'Mothership.'

Classicalite's Guide to (What's Left) of Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center

Classicalite's Guide to (What's Left) of Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center >>

Alas, we are closing in on the final weeks of this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival. Fear not, though, Classicalites. The home stretch of Mostly Mozarts past there at Lincoln Center have always been filled with must-hear performers in don't-miss programming, and this 2015 iteration is hardly going out with a whimper. Case in point: the much-awaited American stage premiere of British composer George Benjamin's love-hate opera, 'Written on Skin.' Starring Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves in the viscerally erotic roles they, themselves, originated, outgoing New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in what's fast becoming the most revered English-language opera in some two decades.

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Renée Fleming, Josh Groban and Joshua Bell Star in Thirteen's "La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema" >>

Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell will all be a part of Thirteen’s Great Performance’s concert “La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema.”

On the Notion of Performning in Concert Halls and Car Parks, Bob Riley and the Manchester Camerata Say 'So Be It'

On Performing in Concert Halls, Car Parks, Bob Riley, Manchester Camerata Say 'So Be It' >>

As Joshua Bell has proven to us already, a venue is merely a concept. In the case of the Manchester Camerata, Bob Riley writes that the orchestra is "constantly challenging" how they engage with audiences. Thus, he concludes, "if that means we perform in a grand concert hall one day, and a car park the next, so be it." One can imagine that, with any major metropolis like Manchester, there are a plethora of venues and outlets to cater to a notion such as Riley's. Sure, but the term "venue" needs to be redefined to capture what is between the gridlock and cobblestone. Earlier this season, Joshua Bell took to Washington, D.C.'s Union Station to perform with some of his YoungArts masterclass alumni among the passersby in the metro. Too their surprise, an audience grew out from the hype and congregated over a program of Mendelssohn.

The Kids Are Alright: 'Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass' Showcases Young Talent and Bell's Endless Pursuit to Inspire

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Violinist Joshua Bell on HBO & Mendelssohn's Octet; D.C. Metro & Bach's Concertos >>

With his Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority mulligan miles behind him, Joshua Bell is Skyping with me from his suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. As per usual when talking to the press, the world's greatest living violinist is in between rehearsals. Yes, Bell has traveled to the United Arab Emirates to perform Felix Mendelssohn's 'Violin Concerto' in E minor, Op. 64 at the Royal Opera House Muscat with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields--the storied British band, founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, that Bell remains the only American to have led as both music director and conductor.


PHOTOS: 'Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass' HBO Special Showcases Bach and Mendelssohn >>

While watching HBO's Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass, it is easy to see that it's all about the kids. The world-renowned violinist checks his ego at the door, focusing his efforts on Mendelssohn, Bach and his youthful ritornello, who clearly idolize their enthusiastic coach.

All About the Kids: 'Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass' Hits HBO Airwaves Tuesday, October 14

TRAILER: Violinist Joshua Bell's 'A YoungArts Masterclass' HBO Special Premieres Tuesday, October 14 >>

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell recently took to the D.C. catacombs to perform for a busy crowd who stopped to hear Bach. Now, on Tuesday, October 14, Bell will be paid tribute by HBO with a new documentary, Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass.

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Director/Writer David Donnelly to Release 'Maestro' Classical Music Documentary Featuring Paavo Järvi, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell and Hilary Hahn >>

Director/writer David Donnelly is set to release "Maestro," a documentary on the world of classical music conductors during a time of decline.

Seven Years Later Joshua Bell Performs Again for D.C. Audiences at Most Recent Union Station Performance

Seven Years Later, Joshua Bell Performs Again for D.C. Audiences at Most Recent Union Station Performance >>

Just seven years after his D.C. metro debut, Joshua Bell took to the Union Station stop for a similar social experiment--however, this time he would be far from ignored.

Joshua Bell Wants to Rebrand Himself, Plans Performance in D.C. Metro to Coincide with September 30 Release

Joshua Bell Wants to Rebrand Himself, Plans Performance in D.C. Metro to Coincide with Sept. 30 Release >>

Joshua Bell may have signed his name to the wrong idea — that is, he will always go down as "that famous violinist who played in the Metro and no one paid attention to."

No Morning Joe: Kathie Lee and Hoda Bring 11-Year-Old Violin Prodigy Dylan Hamme On-Air to Meet HIs Idol, Joshua Bell

Kathie Lee, Hoda Let Dylan Hamm Meet His Idol, Joshua Bell >>

With more tact and grace than most, 11-year-old Dylan Hamme frequents New York's 5th avenue tourism district (because where else is more fitting to busk?) with his violin and a sign that cites his all-time favorite player: Joshua Bell. To his surprise, he finally was granted the opportunity to meet the Bell.

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New York Philharmonic's Free Concert in Central Park Pays Tribute to Maestro Lorin Maazel with Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' >>

Since 1965, the New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks have been a must-do for all Gotham residents. But in light of the recent death of former NY Phil music director Lorin Maazel, tonight's concert in Central Park will be a bit more somber.

Chicago Symphony's Ravinia Festival 2014 Announces Classical Programming for “Summer of Love/Season of Stars” >>

The Ravinia Festival recently announced its 2014 season, “Summer of Love/Season of Stars,” featuring music that expresses the theme of love in all its various manifestations.

REVIEW: 'Mozart in the Jungle,' Amazon Prime's Symphonic Sex Farce, Plays Sour for McDowell, Peters and Bernal >>

The long-awaited pilot episode of 'Mozart in the Jungle' is finally available on Amazon Prime's Instant Video. It's based on Blair Tindall's novel of the same name, a story of "la vie bohème" in New York City, where young musicians scramble for better-paying gigs while diverting themselves with sex and drugs until the day when the Philharmonic comes calling.

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