"The key is to figure out what you're contributing," Joshua Bell says of playing chamber music. Eric Kabik/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Does this mean Josh Bell will start using "There She Is, Miss America" as an encore? Louie Aguinaldo/iStock hide caption

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Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City. Chris Lee hide caption

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"I've thought to myself often listening to some classical works: 'I think I want to make a couple million dollars and turn that into a pop song,'" Joshua Bell (right) says, laughing. "There's a lot of untapped potential there." Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Song Travels

Joshua Bell And Jeremy Denk On 'Song Travels'

Connect the dots between classical music and standards with the dynamic violin-and-piano duo.

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Violinist Joshua Bell conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields by doing what comes naturally to him. The celebrated soloist is also the London orchestra's music director. Chris Chrisodoulou/Sony Classical hide caption

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Joshua Bell revisits the classic Violin Sonata by Cesar Franck on his new album. Lisa Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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