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Children's Library at Library of Birmingham
Centenary Square, B1 2ND Birmingham, United Kingdom
Town Hall and Symphony Hall have teamed up with Library of Birmingham to entertain young families with a musical tale of practice and perseverance.
Join storyteller, Michael Loader, and violinist, Martin Soloman as they bring to life Kathy Stinson's 'Dance of the Violin'. As well as hearing this story melodically brought to life, there will be a chance to request a song and ask questions about the Violin.
ABOUT DANCE OF THE VIOLIN
As a young student of the violin, Joshua Bell learns about an international competition to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He chooses a piece of music, which his teacher suggests may be too difficult, but Joshua is determined. It’s a piece of music he loves. At the competition, Joshua experiences the usual jitters. Once his name is called, he strides to the stage and begins to play, but almost immediately, he makes a mistake. As he is about to walk off the stage, he asks the judges if could try again. They agree, and this time, the playing is impeccable.
ABOUT JOSHUA BELL
Joshua Bell will be performing at Symphony Hall on Tuesday 23 January with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.