James Ehnes, violin Orion Weiss, piano
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
University of Maryland Campus
College Park, MD
Heralded for their chemistry and coordination, Ehnes and Weiss combine formidable technique with rich musical history.
Ehnes’s playing fully embodies the phrasing and tonal spectrum of a piece. “Simply mastering violin technique is not his first priority. Rather, his playing serves as a bridge between the past and the present, producing a unique sound that is both modern and traditional.” (OberlinReview.org). Weiss, just 30, “has an exceptionally clean technique with virtuosity to spare." (The Washington Post)
Their program at the Center will include Aaron Copland’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Edvard Grieg’s Sonata No. 2 in G Major, op. 13, Johannes Brahms’ Scherzo in C Minor, op. WOO2, Sonatensatz F-A-E and Franz Schubert’s Fantasie in C Major, D.934.