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'Sounds Outstanding': Inspired by Saatchi exhibition 'Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union', with Music Off Canvas, Queenswood School and The Purcell School of Music, and Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony with Philharmonia Orchestra members.
Westminster Abbey Commonwealth Observance Service with music from HM Queen Elizabeth II's coronation by Purcell, Vaughan Williams and Handel, and first performances of music by Joshua Hagley and Alan Mofti performed by members of Chetham's School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal College of Music and Commonwealth Festival Orchestra, organised by The Commonwealth Resounds.
ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE LONDON
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Bernstein Candide Overture
Menotti To this we've come: The Consul
Barber Give me my robe: Antony and Cleopatra
Jonathan Clarke Apocalypse - first performance
Bernstein Symphonic Dances: West Side Story
Kern Ol' Man River: Show Boat
Rodgers Scenes from South Pacific & Oklahoma!
Sidcup Symphony Orchestra with members of the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka. Tudor Hall Chamber Choir. Sara Wallander, soprano. Rohan de Lanerolle, baritone, Ishan de Lanerolle, bass
Philip Sheppard's score for David Fairhead's The Long Journey Home - award nominee in November 2012 Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
SOFIA PHILHARMONIC, BULGARIA
Джеймс Рос ще дирижира Новогодишния концерт на Филхармонията
2011: James Ross debut at Bulgaria Hall, Sofia Bulgaria Hall, Sofia Elgar, Serenade for Strings
Corelli, Christmas Concerto
Pavel Zlatarov and Petya Dimitrova, violins; Lyubo Nikov, 'cello; Biser Marinov Genev, continuo
Vivaldi, Gloria in D
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and Bulgarian National Philharmonic Choir "Svetoslav Obretenov" (Luba Pesheva, chorus director), Sara Wallander, soprano and Bonka Georgieva, mezzo-soprano.
PLAY Bulgarian TV - at 20'20"
News, performances and projects include:
Beethoven, Symphony No.9 - Sheldonian Theatre 350th Anniversary Concert - Sunday 16 November 2014
Save The Children Secret Winter Gala at The London Guildhall with English National Ballet raises over £800,000.
Commonwealth Festival Orchestra performs Sri Lanka's first concert at Colombo's Nelum Pokuna Theatre with The Commonwealth Resounds, The Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka, and The Royal Over-Seas League: Click for Reviews in The Nation and The Daily News.
Concert at Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle, including Mozart, Piano Concerto K.414 with Sophia Rahman and students from The Purcell School and Chetham's School of Music, sponsored by The Royal Over-Seas League and Janashakthi Insurance.
LONDON REPERTOIRE ORCHESTRA
2014 Symphonies: Sibelius No.3; Beethoven No.2; Mendelssohn, No.1 and Hebrides Overture; Mozart, No.26; Haydn, No.89
Falla, Scenes and Dances: The Three-Cornered Hat
2013 Symphonies: Dvorák, No.9; Nielsen, No.3; Borodin No.2; Prokofiev No.1 (Classical) and Stravinsky, in E-flat
Dohnányi, Variations on a Nursery Theme; Mussorgsky, Night on a Bare Mountain and opera scenes
2012 Beethoven, Symphony No.9
2014: Dvorák, Symphony No.6 and Bruckner, Mass in D Minor; Bruch, Scottish Fantasy; Beethoven, Symphony No.5; Haydn, Nelson Mass
2013: Beethoven, Symphony No.3 and Vivaldi, Gloria; Opera concert: scenes from Wagner, Tannhauser, Lohengrin and Die Meistersinger; Mendelssohn, Elijah
2012: Beethoven, Symphony No.6 and Handel, excerpts from The Messiah with Haslemere Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
SEPTEMBER 2012: James Ross organised UK study tour for Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka members, including to The Philharmonia Orchestra with Esa-Pekka Salonen, The London Philharmonic Orchestra with Vladimir Jurowski, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Sir Roger Norrington, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, The Purcell School, Chetham's School of Music, and the Royal Northern College of Music, and concerts in Fulmodeston on 23 September and at St John's Smith Square on 29 September. Tour in collaboration with Alison Cox OBE of The Commonwealth Resounds and The Royal Overseas League. Accommodation sponsorship by Vinod Hirdaramani of The Hirdaramani Group of Companies.
LES CORDES DES QUATRE VENTS, LIMOUX, FRANCE
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Grieg Holberg Suite
Finzi Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Strings
Karłowicz Serenade for Strings, op.2
Michael Penny, clarinet
FANJEAUX April 2012
Mozart, Divertimento K.136
Verdi, Ave Maria: Volgarizzata da Dante
Respighi, Il tramonto
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
Sara Wallander, soprano
ST JOHN'S SMITH SQUARE LONDON
James Ross presented a concert with soprano Danielle de Niese and pianist Rohan de Silva, in aid of The Friends of Sunera Foundation and The UK-Sri Lanka Trauma Group.
MAY 2012: ST ALBANS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
James Ross is pleased to become a Vice-President of the St Albans Symphony Orchestra on SASO's 80th Anniversary