If you happen to run into 44-year-old, world-famous violinist/cutie Joshua Bell (his performance in Monte Carlo made Anna-Sophia van Zweden cry), please don’t ask him about his performance with his beloved Stradivarius in the subway system of Washington D.C. Yes, it won a Pulitzer for the Washington Post‘s Gene Weingarten, but it also followed poor Joshua around the world with people asking, “Are you going to perform in our metro?”
He’s in town for tomorrow night’s Dallas Symphony Orchestra AT&T Gala, not to perform in the Dallas sub system.
Suggestion to DART: Stage violinists performing throughout the lines with million-dollar Strads and advise people you’re going to do it.
Suggestion to folks wanting to chat with Joshua: Ask him about how his relationship with his “ex-Huberman Strad” is like a marriage based on a charming love story.