The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is one of the world's most admired chamber orchestras, now under the direction of violinist Joshua Bell. This dynamic conductor and ensemble come to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a performance of three classic works - Mendelssohn's Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, the "Pastorale." In my pre-concert presentation, I'll pour some wine and explore the birth of Romanticism and the movement that swept Europe first in literature and art in the late 18th century, and then music in the early 19th Century. Music always seems to lag behind literature and art in blazing new trails - why is that? We will explore that question and others in this presentation that is complimentary to all concert ticket holders.