What Joshua Bell does when his venue cancels

What Joshua Bell does when his venue cancels


norman lebrecht

January 28, 2011

Most soloists would just go home, or off to a bar, when their concert hall is hit by snow or a power failure. Not Josh Bell.

Here’s what happened at Strathmore (whose website is still down) when the hall pulled the plug and the punters were left wanting more.
There’s a video clip, too.


  • Marie Lamb says:

    The famous video of Bell playing in the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station a few years back is still circulating; a friend sent me the link just the other day. It’s good to see that Bell kindly followed that lady’s suggestion and played outside the hall, remembering his famous subway performance. It certainly kept the audience from leaving disappointed! Thanks, Norman, for sharing that video clip!