Summer 2007

May 21, 2007 | News


This summer, James will be performing with the Seattle Chamber Music Society July 3, 5, 6, and 9. This will be the first time he returns since being appointed the new Associate Artistic Director of the society. James will also be spending a week in Quebec playing festivals, Sainte-Pétronille, Festival de Lanaudière, and Domaine Forget, before heading off to London for the Proms. In August he will perform at the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario and the Peninsula Festival in Ephraim, Wisconsin as well as the Moritzburg Festival (Germany) and the Stresa Festival (Italy).




 


James Ehnes is the new Associate Artistic Director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

May 09, 2007 | News


He will assist founding Artistic Director Toby Saks with the selection of musicians and repertoire for the Society's programs: "This is one of the most exciting chamber music festivals in the world and I am extremely proud and honored to accept the position of Associate Artistic Director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. The SCMS has been a major part of my life for more than a decade and I look forward to taking an active role in shaping the future of this wonderful organization."




 


James talks about his Elgar tour

May 7, 2007 | News


In preperation for his tour with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis, James sat down with Richard Slaney to talk about his upcoming performances of the Elgar Violin Concerto among other things. To hear or read the interview, visit the Philharmonia Orchestra's website.




 


A Proms favourite

May 1, 2007 | News


After his highly popular appearance at his last BBC Proms concert, James returns to London's major summer music event for 2 concerts:

Monday, July 23, 1pm, Cadogan Hall: James gives a recital with Eduard Laurel, featuring the world premiere of a new work by Aaron Jay Kernis commissioned for James and Eduard by the BBC for this year's Proms.

Wednesday, July 25, 7pm, Royal Albert Hall: James rejoins the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop for Barber's Violin Concerto, a work he has recently recorded for the CBC and Onyx labels.




 


Check out James on the NACO Podcast

Apr. 17, 2007 | News


In preperation for his tour with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis, James sat down with Richard Slaney to talk about his upcoming performances of the Elgar Violin Concerto among other things. To hear or read the interview, visit the Philharmonia Orchestra's website.




 


James's Mozart CD wins JUNO

Apr. 2, 2007 | News


James's recording of Mozart's complete works for violin and orchestra - the 5 Violin Concertos and 3 single movement works - won the 2007 JUNO for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloists with Large Ensemble Accompaniment. Many thanks to everyone involved in the project!




 


James's Mozart CD Nominated for a JUNO

Feb. 6, 2007 | News


James received his 10th JUNO nomination today. His recording of Mozart's complete works for violin and orchestra is up for Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloists with Large Ensemble Accompaniment. The awards will be handed out March 31 and April 1, 2007.




 


Last minute Korngold in Houston November 24, 25, 26

Nov. 21, 2006 | News


James Ehnes is filling in for Hilary Hahn with the Houston Symphony Orchestra this Thanksgiving Day weekend. He will perform Korngold's Vioin Concerto and will be signing copies of his new recording of the work following each performance. For more information on tickets, visit www.houstonsymphony.org




 


ADISQ Award for Bach Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord volume 2

Oct. 24, 2006 | News


James Ehnes and Luc Beausejour have won the 2006 ADISQ Award (Felix) "album de l'année - classique soliste et petit ensemble" for volume 2 of their recordings of Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord. The award was given out last night (October 23) at a gala televised by ARTV.




 


James Ehnes to Release his 20th CD: Barber, Korngold & Walton

Oct. 20, 2006 | News


James Ehnes will add to his already impressive discography with his 20th title, a recording of Violin Concertos by Barber, Korngold and Walton with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Bramwell Tovey.

The CD will be available October 24 in Canada & the US on the CBC Records label and released on the ONYX label throughout the rest of the world on October 30




 


VANCOUVER CD LAUNCH - NOVEMBER 5

Oct. 10, 2006 | News


James will be in Vancouver to celebrate the launch of this new CD at the Magic Flute at 1:30pm (2203 West 4th Avenue) on November 5th while he is in town for perfromances of the Barber Violin Concerto with the VSO on November 4 and 6. If you are around, stop by and say hello!