This December, Musical Masterworks will debut internationally acclaimed violinist James Ehnes and the Ehnes Quartet on Saturday, December 2nd at 5pm and Sunday, December 3rd at 3pm at The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.
Hailed as “an important new force in the chamber music arena” with a “dream-team line-up” (Strings), the Ehnes Quartet is comprised of four internationally renowned string musicians: violinists James Ehnes and Amy Schwartz Moretti, violist Richard O’Neill, and Musical Masterworks’ own Artistic Director, cellist Edward Arron.
Formally established in 2010, the members of the Ehnes Quartet have played chamber music together in various formations for more than 20 years. The quartet’s highly refined, sensitive and expressive performances have delighted audiences and critics across North America, Europe, and Asia, and have made them one of the most sought-after chamber groups performing today.
Musical Masterworks will be continuing its popular pre-concert talks before both concerts. Concertgoers are invited to join Edward Arron one hour before each of the December concerts for an in-depth discussion about the composers and music featured that weekend: Haydn, Bartók and Beethoven.