James Ehnes, violin and Andrew Armstrong, piano
Winter Chamber Music Festival
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
One of the foremost violinists of his generation, James Ehnes is a favorite guest of renowned conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, and Sir Andrew Davis. He appears regularly at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Center, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. His recording of the Korngold, Barber, and Walton violin concertos won Grammy and JUNO awards, and his recent recording of the Bartók Concerti was nominated for a Gramophone Award. Pianist Andrew Armstrong has dazzled audiences throughout the world, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Moscow Conservatory’s Grand Hall, and Warsaw’s National Philharmonic. His recordings of Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Liszt, and Debussy have received wide critical acclaim. In this program, the duo presents the first of three performances, to be continued in 2020, devoted to Beethoven’s complete violin sonatas.
Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 12, No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
Pick-Staiger is a 989-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.