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Juno nominated classical chamber concert pops up

Jens Lindemann, James Ehnes and Jon Kimura Parker take viewers behind the scenes
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Jens Lindemann played two trumpets during the video shoot of his new album Bach & Brahms Reimagined. One was a traditional trumpet. The other a 24-Karat gold trumpet with a mellower sound.

Three Canadian classical virtuosi will stream a video presentation of their latest album, the 2021 Juno nominated Bach & Brahms Reimagined.

Nominated in the Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber category, trumpet player Jens Lindemann, along with James Ehnes (violin) and Jon Kimura Parker (piano) join forces to transcend traditional stylistic interpretations. 

“I am thrilled to announce another pop-up performance with video footage on the making of our album,” said Lindemann, an international world-class musician who grew up in Edmonton. 

“James Ehnes and Jon Kimura (Jackie) Parker are two of the greatest classical musicians in history, and we will be discussing the two days of this epic recording session and showing unseen video footage."

The trumpeter now makes his base in Los Angeles teaching music at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to the pandemic, he was also director of the summer brass program at Banff Centre and often returned to his home base to play numerous stages. 

Lindemann was the first classical brass soloist to receive the Order of Canada and has performed at every major concert venue across North America and Europe. He even performed on the Great Wall of China and at the 2010 Olympics for an audience of two billion viewers. 

Always eager to experiment, Lindemann Injects diversity into Brahms “Opus 40 Trio for natural horn, violin and piano," playing a specially commissioned 24K gold trumpet that delivers a warm texture.  

Parker shifts from the piano to the harpsichord while Ehnes violin and flute work promises to match the dazzle of Lindemann. 

“Producer Steve Epstein with 17 Grammy Awards under his belt and engineer Richard King also with an impressive 14 Grammys will be doing a pre-concert chat on the recording process of this session, including details on the state-of-the-art studio in Montreal,” Lindeman added. 

The streaming video runs Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. EST with a pre-concert chat from Epstein and King. Following is an 8 p.m. chat with Ehnes and Parker. Simply click on the link https://form.jotform.com/210696066378061