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Chamber Music on Main – Violinist James Ehnes
November 1, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
The Columbia Museum of Art announces the triumphant return of CMA Chamber Music on Main, the critically acclaimed, intimate concert series in which music and art blend together to create an unforgettable evening. The 2021–2022 season kicks off with a bang on Monday, November 1, as pianist and Artistic Director Andrew Armstrong welcomes back his frequent collaborator and one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage, James Ehnes, who recently won the 2021 Classical Music Artist of the Year at the prestigious Gramophone Awards. Throughout the night the duo will grace concertgoers with the instrumental beauty of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms:
- Brahms: Scherzo in C minor from FAE Sonata for Violin and Piano (1853)
- Schumann: Sonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano, WoO 27 (1853)
- Schumann: Märchenbilder for Viola and Piano, Opus 113 (1851)
- Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Opus 108 (1888)
Ehnes has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism, and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favorite guest at the world’s most celebrated concert halls. Recent orchestral highlights include the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, London Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Munich Philharmonic. His extensive discography of more than 50 releases has won many awards including two Grammy Awards, two Gramophone Awards, and 11 Junos. Recent releases include the complete Beethoven Sonatas with Armstrong, the Six Solo Sonatas by Ysaÿe, and concerti by Kernis, Howard, Strauss, and Beethoven.