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Joshua Bell and the NSO

Violinist Joshua Bell celebrates the National Symphony Orchestra's 80th anniversary as guest soloist at the sold-out NSO Season Opening Ball Concert on September 25th, 2011. Classical WETA will air the event in an exclusive radio broadcast on Tuesday morning, September 27th at 11:00 a.m.

Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton speaks with Joshua Bell about the Bruch Violin Concerto he'll perform with the NSO. Mr. Bell also reveals how he really feels about his 1713 Gibson ex-Huberman Stradivarius violin, and talks about his new appointment as Music Director of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.