You are here

Joshua Bell
Plays Bruch

Plus Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
Thursday 24 August 2017
Usher Hall

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell Director / Violin

Mendelssohn Overture 'Midsummer Night's Dream'
Scottish Fantasy
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F ‘Pastoral’

Superstar US violinist Joshua Bell has brought fresh new vigour to the already accomplished Academy of St Martin in the Fields since taking the reins as Music Director in 2011, the first director since founder Sir Neville Marriner.

For the second of his three-concert International Festival residency, Bell fronts the Academy as both soloist and director in two bracing musical visions of wide open spaces and the wonders of nature.

Bell is soloist in the lyrical Caledonian tunes of Bruch’s rousing Scottish Fantasy. And from the violin, he guides us through the unforgettable nature portraits of Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony – its rustic dances, sparkling brook and cataclysmic storm.

Join the Facebook event

  • Running time: 
    1hr 50mins approx (one interval)


Usher Hall

Lothian Road

Sponsored by

ARUP logo



Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Joshua Bell Director / Violin

Mendelssohn Overture 'Midsummer Night's Dream'
 Scottish Fantasy
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F ‘Pastoral’

More information about the artists

Joshua Bell
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Website | Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


Grand circle: £47 £38.50 £29
Stalls: £47 £38.50 £29
Upper circle: £26 £19 £13
Organ gallery: £13

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF