Voice and the Violin

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024 at 7:30PM

VENUE Matthews Theater


Bell’s big sound is consistently beautiful, round, focused and unfailingly in tune, and he lavishes it in equal measure on all the music he plays.

The Washington Post

GRAMMY Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell returns to McCarter Theatre, alongside celebrated soprano Larisa Martinez, who has been sought after for her “smoky soprano” (Opera News), and acclaimed pianist Peter Dugan, the host of NPR's From the Top. "Voice and the Violin" is an evening of romantic arias and modern classics, including selections from Mendelssohn, Hérold, Puccini, Bernstein, and more. 

MENDELSSOHN: “Ah, ritorna, età dell’oro” (Cavatina and Cabaletta) from Infelice (Joshua Bell, Larisa Martinez, Peter Dugan) 
BRAHMS: Sonatensatz (Joshua Bell, Peter Dugan) 
SCHUBERT: Ständchen (Joshua Bell, Larisa Martinez, Peter Dugan) 
BELLINI: “Oh! Quante Volte” from I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Larisa Martinez, Peter Dugan) 
CHOPIN arr. BELL/WALLACE: Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 (Joshua Bell, Peter Dugan)
HEROLD: “Jours de mon enfance” from Le pré aux clercs (Joshua Bell, Larisa Martinez, Peter Dugan) 


SARASATE: “Habanera” from Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (Joshua Bell, Peter Dugan)
DELIBES: “Les Filles des Cadix” (Larisa Martinez, Peter Dugan)
MASSENET: “Meditation” from Thaïs (Joshua Bell, Peter Dugan) 
PUCCINI: Chi il bel sogno di doretta (Larisa Martinez, Peter Dugan) 
GERSHWIN: “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess (Joshua Bell, Peter Dugan)
BERNSTEIN arr. CZARNECKI/BROHN: West Side Story Suite (Joshua Bell, Larisa Martinez, Peter Dugan) 


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• Double Drink Discounts at all McCarter Lobby Bars ($2 off all beverages instead of $1 off)
• Special gift or treat available at our member table in the West Lobby
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