Thu Jul 20 19:00
James Ehnes & NACO: Bach Concerti
Grammy Award-winning violinist and long-time Chamberfriend James Ehnes opens Chamberfest with a blockbuster, leading the NAC orchestra’s final concert of the season with a program of Bach’s violin concertos. Hot off the heels of recording, Ehnes and the orchestra are ready to bring you an intimate performance at its peak. These beloved works, delivered by some of Canada’s favourite musicians, are sure to inspire with James, a musician with “stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and unfaltering musicality,” at the helm. Besides Ehnes, soloists include Luc Beauséjour (harpsichord), Joanna G’froerer (flute), and Chip Hamann (oboe).
- James Ehnesviolin
- Joanna G’froererflute
- Charles Hamannoboe
- Luc Beauséjourharpsichord
- National Arts Centre Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): Concerto for Flute, Violin, and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044
II. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce
III. Alla breve
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
III. Allegro assai
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060R
Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R
Experience five spectacular programs on our Signature Series, featuring large-scale collaborations between world-renowned musicians at Ottawa’s Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre. The 2023 Signature Series is generously sponsored by Bytek Volkswagen & Carling Volvo.
This series celebrates Canada’s world-class standard in chamber performance, featuring core string ensembles, solo piano, brass and vocal ensembles, and more! Taking place at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, these concerts are generously supported by Marina Kun (of Ottawa-based and internationally loved Kun Shoulder Rests).