New World Symphony, violinist Ehnes triumph with Mendelssohn concerto

January 12, 2015 5:22 PM

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For all its popularity, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto can be a difficult work to bring off. Many violinists struggle to enter the concerto’s unique expressive world of grace, delicacy and Romantic emotional drama.

Canadian violinist James Ehnes, who has become a frequent visitor to South Florida as both soloist and chamber player, gave a terrific performance of Mendelssohn’s concerto Saturday night at the Arsht Center in Miami with the New World Symphony led by guest conductor James Conlon.

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