Meet soloist James Ehnes: Joins Bramwell Tovey for second TACO classical concert and first Amica Rush Hour, Oct. 18-19

Grammy winning violinist James Ehnes
makes his RI debut

Performs Barber’s Violin Concerto

The TACO Classical Concert is on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
James Ehnes

JAMES EHNES, violinist

About James Ehnes, violin

  • One of the most sought-after violinists on the international stage.
  • Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality.
  • Long list of performing with orchestras includes Boston, Chicago, London, NHK and Vienna Symphony orchestras, Los Angeles, New York, Munich and Czech philharmonic orchestras, and Cleveland, Philadelphia, Philharmonia and DSO Berlin orchestras.
  • Recent orchestral highlights include the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, San Francisco and Frankfurt Radio symphonies, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Gothenburg Symphony.
  • Debuted with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Lincoln Center in spring 2019 and held a residency with the Minnesota Orchestra throughout 2017-18.
  • Premiered the Aaron-Jay Kernis Violin Concerto with the Toronto, Seattle and Dallas symphony orchestras, and gave additional performances of the piece with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
  • Awarded the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Instrumentalist category.
  • Studied with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music and The Juilliard School, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music upon his graduation in 1997.
  • A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2010.

At a Glance


The Planets
TACO Classical Concert
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts

Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
James Ehnes, violin
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
TOVEY: Urban Runway
BARBER: Violin Concerto
HOLST: The Planets

The Planets
Amica Rush Hour concert
Friday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts
Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
TOVEY: Urban Runway
HOLST: The Planets


BUY TICKETS


Tickets start at $15 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). On day of concerts only, tickets are also available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30 p.m.–showtime; Saturday, 4 p.m.-showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Questions can be emailed to boxoffice@riphil.org.