WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Bell will try playing in a train station again, but this time he hopes it’s conducive to making music.
Seven years ago, the acclaimed violinist performed incognito in a Washington subway station, but almost no one stopped to listen. It was an experiment with The Washington Post to see if anyone would notice some of the world’s great music during their rush to work.
On Tuesday, the 46-year-old musician will play at Washington’s Union Station, this time with some notice. He plans to perform works by Bach and Mendelssohn at 12:30 p.m. with nine young musicians he has mentored.
Bell says he doesn’t know what to expect from the crowd. His goal is to call attention to the need for music education. He’s also releasing a new album, “Bach.”
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