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NEWS: Iqaluit October 27, 2012 - 5:40 am

Photo: James Ehnes with Iqaluit school children

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James Ehnes, the renowned Canadian concert violinist, leads a workshop at Aqsarniit Middle School in Iqaluit Oct. 26 after arriving in Iqaluit with the National Arts Centre orchestra. Ehnes played Amazing Grace and the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s ninth symphony with the kids. Ehnes says he likes Iqaluit so far. “It’s beautiful, the people have been really nice. I like the land,” he said. He’ll play Oct. 27 at Nakasuk School as a solo violinist with 20 other musicians, marking the orchestra’s first visit to the North. “It’s my first exposure to Inuktitut and so many things that are specific to the North and it’s fascinating, it’s all new,” Ehnes said. On Oct. 29 at 10 a.m., Ehnes will perform a free matinee at Aqsarniit school. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)
James Ehnes, the renowned Canadian concert violinist, leads a workshop at Aqsarniit Middle School in Iqaluit Oct. 26 after arriving in Iqaluit with the National Arts Centre orchestra. Ehnes played Amazing Grace and the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s ninth symphony with the kids. Ehnes says he likes Iqaluit so far. “It’s beautiful, the people have been really nice. I like the land,” he said. He’ll play Oct. 27 at Nakasuk School as a solo violinist with 20 other musicians, marking the orchestra’s first visit to the North. “It’s my first exposure to Inuktitut and so many things that are specific to the North and it’s fascinating, it’s all new,” Ehnes said. On Oct. 29 at 10 a.m., Ehnes will perform a free matinee at Aqsarniit school. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON)

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