Monday, March 6, 2017

Violinist James Ehnes Joins Annapolis Symphony in Third Residency Concert at Strathmore, March 26th

James Ehnes visits Strathmore, March 26th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Strathmore Presents Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, José-Luis Novo, Conductor and James Ehnes, Violin

GRAMMY-winning violinist joins ASO residency concert at Strathmore

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) welcomes GRAMMY-winning violinist James Ehnes for its Masterworks concert, A Symphony of Colors, in the Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 3 PM. This is the second performance in a multi-year partnership between Strathmore and the ASO to introduce Maryland’s capital city orchestra to new audiences. Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Ehnes in Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto. The concert will also feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture, Richard Wagner’s Prelude and Love-death from Tristan and Isolde, and Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

This performance is part of the ASO’s four-year residency relationship with Strathmore, during which the orchestra performs in the Music Center annually.

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, James Ehnes has performed in over 35 countries on 5 continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors.  His recordings have been honored with many international awards and prizes, including a GRAMMY, a Gramophone, and 11 Juno Awards.

Ehnes first gained national recognition in 1987 as winner of the Grand Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Competition. The following year he won the First Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Festival, the youngest musician ever to do so. At age 13, he made his major orchestral solo debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. He has won numerous awards and prizes including the first-ever Ivan Galamian Memorial Award, the Canada Council for the Arts’ Virginia Parker Prize, and a 2005 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Ehnes has received honorary doctorates from Brandon University and the University of British Columbia and in 2007 became the youngest person ever elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. He plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.

With a 54-year history of artistic excellence, the ASO is recognized as the most distinguished and, with 70 musicians, also the largest performing arts organization in Maryland’s capital city. Under the direction of Maestro José-Luis Novo, currently in his 12th season with the orchestra, the ASO continues to rise in excellence and national reputation. The ASO reaches thousands annually with its free Pops in the Park concert, joint concerts with the United States Naval Academy, and collaborative projects with other arts organizations and touring headliners. Additionally, the ASO sponsors numerous award-winning education concerts and outreach programs in community schools.

Strathmore Presents
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
José-Luis Novo, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Sunday, March 26, 2017
3:00 PM

Tickets $10-$30

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio Overture, op. 72c
Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin James Ehnes, violin
Richard Wagner: Prelude and Love-death from Tristan and Isolde
Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite 

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The organization’s hallmark is the Music Center at Strathmore, with a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. Its core campus also includes the historic Mansion at Strathmore, which features an intimate Music Room and art galleries. Most recently, Strathmore opened AMP, a 250-seat cabaret-style venue located just up Rockville Pike from the core campus in the burgeoning Pike District of Montgomery County. Strathmore’s signature education, mission-driven programs include the Strathmore Student Concerts and the Artist in Residence program.