Award-winning Canadian Violinist to Perform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Stephanie Hill, Director of University Relations & Communications
Office: 918.495.7337, Mobile: 918.720.5548
sthill@oru.edu

What:    President’s Performing Arts & Lecture Series
Who:     James Ehnes, Award-winning Canadian Violinist
When:   February 15, 2018 at 7pm
Where: Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. Second St.

Tulsa, OK – Oral Roberts University’s President’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series is excited to bring one of the world’s foremost violinists to Tulsa’s Performing Arts Center. Award-winning Canadian violinist James Ehnes will perform February 15, 2018 at 7pm in the John H. Williams Theatre.

Ehnes won a Grammy Award in the ‘Best Instrumental Soloist Performance’ category for his recording of Korngold, Barber and Walter violin concertos. He’s also been awarded a Gramophone Award for his live recording of the Elgar Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

In 2009 the Times (London) wrote that “no collection of virtuoso showpieces demands greater technical prowess than Paganini’s 24 Caprices. Yet James Ehnes, whose artistry suggests that in Paganini’s age he would have enjoyed similar stature to the great man, succeeds impressively in being more than merely thrilling…this is not simply a high-wire act. It’s playing of phenomenal control, allied to musicianship of the highest order.”

Ehnes began violin studies at the age of four and became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin when he was nine. He made his orchestral debut at 13 and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1997.

Tickets for this concert must be purchased, either by calling 918-596-7111 or by going online to tulsapac.com. The cost ranges from $35 to $100, with the $100 tickets including a meet-and-greet with James Ehnes before the concert. Dress is Business Professional. It is sure to be a night to remember.