Bach “Double” Concerto & Mozart Salburg Symphonies
Sunday, October 11, 2020 – 4pm | Virtual
The season opens with Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins featuring the orchestra’s concertmaster, Benjamin Ehrmantraut and associate concertmaster, Kina Ono.
J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra BWV 1043
Benjamin Ehrmantraut and Kina Ono, Soloists
MOZART Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 “Salzburg Symphony No. 1”
MOZART Divertimento in B Flat Major, K. 137 “Salzburg Symphony No. 2”
MOZART Divertimento in F Major, K. 138 “Salzburg Symphony No. 3”
Ben Ehrmantraut, a native of Bismarck, North Dakota, began his musical journey at age 9. His serious violin studies began in 2010 when he was accepted as a student of Laura Prokopyk. In 2017, Ehrmantraut received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Concordia College studying with Dr. Sonja Harasim, and in May of 2020 earned his master’s degree in performance and pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder under Károly Schranz.
Prior to his tenure on the Front Range, he enjoyed performing with the Fargo/Moorhead and Bismarck/Mandan Symphony Orchestras. He currently plays with the Boulder Symphony, joining as Principal Second Violin last year, and is very excited to begin playing as Concertmaster with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra this season. Chamber music also holds a special place in Ehrmantraut’s heart. Summers have seen him performing in North Dakota at Dakota Chamber Music, in Vermont at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, and in Texas at the Round Top Festival Institute where his ensemble was awarded “Best of Chamber Music.” He has also appeared as a faculty mentor at the North Star Chamber Music Festival in Minnesota.
In addition to performing, Ehrmantraut sustains his passion for teaching as a private studio teacher, youth orchestra coach, and public school clinician. When not performing or teaching, Ehrmantraut enjoys the (digital) company of friends and loved ones, Settlers of Catan, and the occasional hardy scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Kina Ono, Associate Concertmaster of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra is an enthusiastic performer, teacher, and chamber musician. She has played in many professional orchestras in and near her home state of Minnesota. Since moving to Colorado, she has joined the Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, and the Cheyenne Symphony, among others. She has performed at most major venues around Minnesota, including the Ordway Music Theater and Concert Hall, Orpheum Theater, Target Center, and Xcel Energy Center. In the Schubert Club Competition in 2016, she placed first. She was also selected to solo with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra as their Master’s Concerto and Aria Competition winner. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music degree at University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota, where she studied under renowned pedagogue Sally O’Reilly.