Bell Rings In New Role

Joshua Bell, Musical America's 2010 Instrumentalist of the Year, is the new music director of Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, a title not bestowed since 1958, when the organization was founded by Sir Neville Marriner, now the Academy's Life President. The acclaimed violinist returns to Ravinia July 2 in a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Summer Festival Orchestra of Indiana University, his alma mater.