The next concert in the Chamber Music Series brings highly accomplished violinist James Ehnes and pianist Orion Weiss to downtown Fort Myers on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
James Ehnes has established himself as one of the most premiere violinists on the international stage, gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality.
Ehnes’ long list of orchestral engagements include the Boston, Chicago, London, Vienna, Los Angeles, New York, Munich, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras. Alongside his concerto work, Mr. Ehnes maintains a busy recital schedule. He performs regularly at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center Chicago, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Ravinia and the Verbier Festival. Ehnes has an extensive discography and has won many awards for his recordings, including a Grammy Award for his live recording of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony. James Ehnes plays the “Ex-Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.
Orion Weiss, one of the most desired young American pianists of his generation, has performed with major orchestras including the Chicago and Boston Symphonies, as well as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim. As stated in The Washington Post, “Weiss has both powerful technique and exceptional insight, and brought an almost sculptural presence and weight to the music.”
As a recitalist and chamber musician, Weiss has appeared across the U. S. at venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, the Ravinia Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, the Kennedy Center, and the Bard Music Festival.
The Chamber Series is part of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s yearly music programming. Each season, the chamber concerts bring exquisite classical music to Southwest Florida.
Visit www.sbdac.com for details or call 239-333-1933. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the Fort Myers River District.