Joshua Bell concert rescheduled
TAMPA -- An appearance by world famous violinist Joshua Bell at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, originally set for Nov. 3, has been rescheduled due to scheduling conflicts, according to the Straz Center. The new time is 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Straz's Ferguson Hall. The retital by bell and pianist Alessio Bax was originally to be performed in the center's Morsani Hall. Bell has received numerous Grammy awards, including awards for best instrumental soloist with an orchestra and for a crossover album with Bela Fleck. He made national news as part of a social experiment in 2007 by the Washington Post, playing Bach in a subway station for 45 minutes. Only six people stopped to listen briefly. A resulting story by Post writer Gene Weingarten, Pearl Before Breakfast, won a Pulitzer Prize. Those who purchased tickets for the Nov. 3 performance will be contacted by a representative from the Straz Center's ticket office. Options include reseating for Jan. 29 or a refund, the center said.