What an incredible afternoon! One of the foremost violinists in the world, James Ehnes, with pianist/accompanist Andrew Armstrong, has just performed at our 120th Anniversary Celebration, and they enthralled the crowd with Elgar’s – Violin Sonata in E minor and Respighi’s – Violin Sonata in B minor. As an encore, the duo played Brahm’s – Scherzo in C minor….magnificent! The event was hosted by a local, veteran broadcaster from Classic 107, Eric Friesen and greetings were read from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba – The Honorable Philip S. Lee and Dr. Harry Duckworth – brought greetings from The Manitoba Historical Society. Dr. Duckworth regaled the audience with some history of the Women’s Musical Club’s initial founders, 6 society women from 1894!
High tea was served admirably by staff of the Hotel Fort Garry and was delicious!
We appreciate the immense support from our sponsors for this event – The Winnipeg Foundation, The Gail Asper Family Foundation Inc., R.D. Bell, M.J. Buyachok, Johnston Group Incorporated and Dr. William Pope. We also thank our Media Sponsors Classic 107 and the Winnipeg Free Press.
Thank you to all the audience members’ support of this monumental event in the Winnipeg Musical Club of Winnipeg’s history! An afternoon to remember! Thank you again James and Andrew!