This concert launches our Beethoven 250 Festival, curated by James Ehnes and Mervon Mehta. It is the first part (Nos. 1-5) of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas. Purchase tickets to this concert along with Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Nos. 6-10, performed by Ehnes and Armstrong on December 13, 2020.
“The wondrous James Ehnes, a thinker of the violin as well as a supreme virtuoso of the violin… an artist of the first order.” (The Daily Telegraph
) Winner of Grammy, Gramophone and JUNO Awards, James Ehnes has been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Honourary Member of the Royal Academy of Music and Artistic Director of Seattle Chamber Music Society. “A violinist in a class of his own” (The Times
Pianist Andrew Armstrong is a long- time collaborator with James Ehnes. He also performs with cellist Robert deMaine, and is a member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and Seattle Chamber Music Society.
All Ludwig van Beethoven program:
Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12, no. 1
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, op. 12, no. 2
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat Major, op. 12, no. 3
Violin Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, op. 23
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, op. 24 (“Spring”)
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