Thursday, Dec 24 11 a.m. (ET)

Joshua Bell (Rebroadcast)

Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell on collaborating with friends. He talks about performing at major concert halls around the world, taking part in a White House Music Series, and playing for change at a D.C. Metro station.

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