Great Performers Series Presents Violinist James Ehnes
General Event Information
The Great Performers Series presents violinist James Ehnes at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Called the Jascha Heifetz of our day, Ehnes has been hailed by critics for his secure command of solid technique and understanding of music history. His recordings have garnered numerous awards, including a Grammy. In 2002, he was named Young Artist of the Year at the Cannes Classical Awards for his “Six Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin” by Bach. A resident of Bradenton, Ehnes tours worldwide with his 1715 "Marsick" Stradivarius and is also the artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society.
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) exists to foster the development of an appreciation for the musical arts by sponsoring professional presentations that are not otherwise available in the community, through a not-for-profit, organized-audience plan. SCA aims to set the fees for all performances as reasonably as possible, in order to make the concerts available to as much of the community as possible. The organization is not designed to make a profit but does intend to be self-supporting. It provides outreach to all members of the regional community by offering a series of free concerts, Munchtime Musicales, held from November through April every year. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.