James Ehnes Named as Creative Accomplice of the Naples Philharmonic

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Ehnes has a longstanding relationship with the Florida-based ensemble, who’ve given him the interim place whereas they seek for a brand new Music Director


Florida’s Naples Philharmonic not too long ago appointed violinist James Ehnes as their Creative Accomplice. Capitalizing on his long-term relationship with the orchestra, Ehnes will take cost of plenty of initiatives throughout the forthcoming season.

The position has been created primarily as a result of the orchestra is between Music Administrators, with Andrey Boreyko having left the ensemble following an eight-year tenure.

Ehnes will seem as a soloist in two packages this season — the primary in December, the place he’ll play the Beethoven concerto beneath conductor Mark Elder, and the second in March, during which Ehnes will play Paganini caprices and be a part of members of the orchestra for Schubert’s Octet.

«James has been a creative buddy of Artis—Naples for a few years and naming him a creative associate this season exhibits the excessive regard during which we—and the musicians of the Naples Philharmonic—maintain him,» stated Kathleen van Bergen, President and CEO of Artis—Naples. «We sit up for working with him on this new capability.»

«I’m thrilled to be embarking on this new journey with the Naples Philharmonic, an orchestra I’ve recognized for over 20 years,» Ehnes stated.

«I’ve loved many great experiences working with these exceptional musicians in a wide range of contexts through the years and relish the chance to work with them this season in better depth. Artis—Naples is a very inspiring group, and I’m honored to have the ability to play a job in shaping the establishment’s inventive product.»


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