Manitoba violinist James Ehnes will play in Brandon and Winnipeg

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Manitoba violin virtuoso James Ehnes will make two stops in his home province as part of a cross-Canada spring and fall recital tour.

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Manitoba violin virtuoso James Ehnes will make two stops in his home province as part of a cross-Canada spring and fall recital tour.

The tour stops in the Grammy Award winner’s hometown, Brandon, for a concert at the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium on May 16. He also plays on May 18 at the Westminster United Church in Winnipeg.

Tickets for the Winnipeg concert are $32, $30 for seniors and $10 for students and are available at McNally Robinson, the West End Cultural Centre, Organic Planet or through the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra at 204-783-7377. Tickets for the Brandon concert are $25, $20 for seniors and students, and can be purchased online at wcma.ca.

Colin Corneau / Brandon Sun Archives Violinist James Ehnes practices on his Stradivarius violin as he watches a Detroit Tigers baseball game on his smartphone before a Brandon concert. (Colin Corneau/Brandon Sun)

Ehnes will be performing with pianist Andrew Armstrong throughout the tour, which makes 23 stops in all 10 provinces and three territories.

Among the pieces of music they will play include Handel’s Sonata in D maor HWV 371, Beethoven’s Sonata in F major, Op. 24 “Spring” and Stream of Limelight, a new work composed for the tour by Bramwell Tovey, the music director for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and former maestro of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

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