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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Music Classical music Masterworks Violin
...with James Ehnes as the soloist, the clichés often signaled by “virtuosity” — mere dazzle, effects without causes — have no bearing. Thomas May. March 17, 2017

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Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes is acclaimed worldwide for technical prowess and insightful musicianship. He returns to Ottawa, this time with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. With Elgar’s mysterious and hugely popular Enigma Variations.

Performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission

video: James Ehnes: The Dance of the Goblins
James Ehnes: The Dance of the Goblins
video: James Ehnes Plays Bach
James Ehnes Plays Bach
James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega


  • Featuring Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • conductor Bramwell Tovey
  • violin James Ehnes
  • mezzo-soprano Marion Newman