Congratulations to James Ehnes for his Grammy win at the 61st annual Grammy Awards this Sunday, February 10! Mr. Ehnes won Best Classical Instrument Solo for his recording of Kernis’s Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony. This is Mr. Ehnes’s second Grammy win. Click here to learn more.
Aaron Jay Kernis’ Violin Concerto was jointly commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The Seattle Symphony, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, gave its U.S. premiere with violinist James Ehnes in March 2017 at Benaroya Hall. The recording also won an additional Grammy, Best Contemporary Classical Composition.
Mr. Ehnes will be performing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra this Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the heels of this exciting win! He will appear as the soloist in Brahms’s Violin Concerto, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra will also perform Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Harbison’s The Most Often Used Chords February 15–17.