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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

September 2016

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James Ehnes @ 40 Canada 2016 Tour
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James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong

James Ehnes @ 40 Canada 2016 Tour


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | 7:30 PM

10209 – 123 Street NW  Edmonton, AB

To celebrate James Ehnes turning 40, he’s throwing a super-sized birthday party in the form of a national recital tour alongside acclaimed pianist Andrew Armstrong.

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, Canadian violinist James Ehnes has performed in 37 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. In addition to his solo work, he is also the first violinist of the Ehnes Quartet and the Artistic Director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

This tour premieres a new work by award-winning composer and Vancouver Symphony Music Director Bramwell Tovey and also features Handel’s Sonata in D major, HWV 371, Beethoven’s Sonata in F major, Op. 24 “Spring”, and a selection of virtuoso pieces to be announced from the stage, though repertoire may vary in some locations.

George Frideric Handel
Sonata in D major, HWV 371
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major
("Spring"), Op. 24
Bramwell Tovey
(b. 1953)
Stream of Limelight
Virtuoso selections to be announced from the stage

The celebrations continue after the concert! James shares his insights on his illustrious career in a special event and reception, Reflections on 40 Years: Behind the Curtain. Enjoy complimentary light refreshments and a cash wine bar.

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