The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Red Violin with Joshua Bell

SaturdayAugust 188:00 PM



Michael Stern, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin


Corigliano   The Red Violin (complete with film)

Program Notes

The Academy Award-winning film The Red Violin follows the intricate history of a beautiful antique violin that is traced from its creation in Cremona, Italy, in 1681, where a legendary violin maker (Carlo Cecchi) paints it with his dead wife’s blood to keep her memory alive, to an auction house in modern-day Montréal, where it draws the eye of an expert appraiser (Samuel L. Jackson). Over the intervening years, the violin travels through four different countries, where it has a profound impact on all those who own it.

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