Joshua Bell comes to perform under UMS auspices for the seventh time, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 4pm in Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium. Often referred to as a “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell enchants audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have been developed from age four, when his parents noticed him plucking tunes with rubber bands that he had stretched around the handles of his dresser drawers. His first US tour as music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, which included the 2012 Ford Honors Program in Ann Arbor, resulted in rock concert enthusiasm from audiences. He returns now to perform a Valentine’s weekend recital. Program and pianist to be announced.