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Wang Chamber Music - Ehnes and Spano at Artis--Naples

Image of James Ehnes in a promotional portrait. Photo: Ben Ealovega Photo
Artistic Partner James Ehnes is joined by conductor and pianist Robert Spano and musicians of the Naples Philharmonic for the final performance of the 2023-24 Wang Chamber Music series. These two artists are not only accomplished musicians, but they also have a long-standing friendship, and their camaraderie brings an undeniable charm to the stage. The program opens with a sizzling Brazilian-inspired percussion suite by contemporary American composer Russell Hartenberger before flowing into classical chamber music favorites. Audiences will be delighted by the musical marriage of violin and piano in Brahms’ Sonata No. 3. The program concludes with Dvořák’s charming String Quintet No. 3, which was inspired by a summer spent in Iowa and blends a Midwestern American inspiration with the composer’s own European origins.