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Create Your Own

Create Your Own

This event is part of the Create Your Own subscription series. Become a 2016–17 subscriber by purchasing 4 eligible concerts. You'll get better seats and save on single ticket prices, unlimited free ticket exchange privileges (saving $10 per exchange), and much more.

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-144

Duration

2 hours with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

27

Jan, 2016

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

28

Jan, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

29

Jan, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM

30

Jan, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

When James Ehnes plays Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, “the Mount Everest of violin concertos,” his playing is “as creamy as could be. ... I could have listened to the cadenza all day long” (San Diego Reader). One thrilling work follows another: Bruckner’s majestic Symphony No. 6, filled with his signature compelling soundscapes.

Program

Beethoven

Violin Concerto

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Bruckner

Symphony No. 6 (Ed. Nowak)

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Artists

Juanjo Mena

Conductor

Juanjo Mena

Conductor

Juanjo Mena

Conductor

Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena is one of Spain’s most distinguished international conductors. Following his New York Philharmonic debut last season and recent appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, and The Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Mena’s North American 2015–16 season includes return visits to New York, Baltimore, Boston, Toronto, and Cincinnati. His worldwide highlights include his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic and a tour of China and South Korea with the BBC Philharmonic, as well as return visits to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Oslo and Bergen Philharmonic orchestras, Spanish National Orchestra, and Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. As a guest of international festivals, Mr. Mena has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, Grant Park (Chicago), Tanglewood, La Folle Journée (Nantes), and the Stars of White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. He recently led the BBC Philharmonic on two tours of Europe and Spain — including performances in Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, and Madrid — and performs with them every year at the BBC Proms in London. Juanjo Mena has worked with orchestras throughout Europe, such as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Oslo Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Munich Radio Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with all the major orchestras in Spain. His operatic work includes Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Schoenberg’s Erwartung, Richard Strauss’s Salome, Elektra, and Ariadne auf Naxos, and productions including Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in Genoa, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in Lausanne, and Britten’s Billy Budd in Bilbao. He has made several recordings with the BBC Philharmonic, including discs of works by Manuel de Falla (named BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month) and Gabriel Pierné (Gramophone Editor’s Choice), and acclaimed recent releases of music by Montsalvatge, Weber, and Turina. He has also recorded a collection of Basque symphonic music with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra for Naxos, and a critically acclaimed recording of Messiaen’s Turangalîla-symphonie for Hyperion with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Juanjo Mena made his New York Philharmonic debut in December 2014–January 2015 leading works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky, as well as Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Daniil Trifonov as soloist.

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James Ehnes

Violin

James Ehnes

Violin

Violin

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors.

In the 2014–15 season Ehnes performs concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, Danish National, Melbourne, Sydney, NHK, Vienna, and Boston symphony orchestras, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and gives recitals in Prague, London, Toronto, Fort Worth, and Montreal. James also appears with the Ehnes Quartet across North America and will lead the winter and summer festivals of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, where he is artistic director.

Ehnes has an extensive discography of over 35 recordings featuring music ranging from J.S. Bach to John Adams. Recent projects include Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto paired with Shostakovich’s Seventh and Eighth String Quartets, a CD titled American Chamber Music, and the final volume of his four-disc collection of the music of Béla Bartók. His recordings have been honored with many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy, a Gramophone, and nine Juno Awards.

James Ehnes was born in 1976 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He began violin studies at the age of four, and at age nine became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin. He studied with Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music and from 1993 to 1997 at The Juilliard School. He is a Member of the Order of Canada. Ehnes plays the "Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715. He currently lives in Bradenton, Florida with his wife and daughter.

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