SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2021: ANKARA KENT FILARMONI ORKESTRASI AT THE NEW PRESIDENTIAL SYMPNONY ORCHESTRA HALL, ANKARA
James Ross conducted the inaugural concert of the Ankara City Philharmonic Orchestra, supported by Ankara Metropolitan Municipality and Ankara Kent Konseyi, with soloists Mehmet Yılmaz and Görkem Ezgi Yıldırım:
Shostakovich, Festive Overture
Saygun, Suite for Orchestra Op. 14
Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia
and Polovtsian Dances
Stravinsky, The Firebird Suite (1919)
Muammer Sun, Bozkırın Sesi
(Voice of the Steppe)
Hüdayda (arr. Eray İnal)
with Alper Kıraç, bağlama
19 SEPTEMBER 2020: LIVE BROADCAST: https://youtu.be/mWMkZRSVvko
BÜYÜKADA ENSEMBLE CONCERT AT SAN PACIFICO CHURCH, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EU MOBILITY WEEK, ADALAR AND ISTANBUL MUNICIPALITIES, RECORDED FOR IBB TV AND TRT3
Warlock, Capriol Suite
Debussy, Danse sacrée et danse profane (Yonca Atar, harp)
Saygun, Allegretto: Partita for 'Cello (Lale Efendiev, 'cello)
Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht
Büyükada Ensemble members from The Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, London's Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Camarata Schweiz and Hochschule for Music and Drama Hamburg.
The performance took place with audience on-line only, in compliance with Turkish Ministry of Culture regulations, on IBB TV and on YouTube.
Supported by the European Union Delegation to Ankara, Adalar and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipalities.
22 SEPTEMBER 2019 CONCERT WITH ISTANBUL BIENNIAL: SAN PACIFICO CHURCH, BÜYÜKADA
On 22 September 2019, Büyükada Ensemble musicians from the London music colleges and the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra performed a concert at San Pacifico, Büyükada, in partnership with Istanbul Biennial and Ulysses Arts, supported by Adalar Municipality and the European Union Delegation to Turkey.
Musicians from London's Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Imperial College, Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater and Bulgaria National Academy of Music joined forces with members of the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme including Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings, Yalçın Tura, Enginlerden ... Yücelerden (From Seashore, From Highlands), Hindemith, Variations for Clarinet and Strings, and Donizetti, Clarinet Concertino, with soloist Özlem Çelik from the Samsun State Opera Orchestra.
PRESS LINKS (in Turkish)
'Thank you very much for your kindness and for your perfect conducting of my music. Many thanks also for the musicians for their understanding for their understanding and intelligently rendering of my work. Special thanks also to Ariane Zandi.' [solo 'cello]
17 November 2019: TRT Radyo-3 broadcasts the Büyükada Concert performance of Enginlerden Yücelerden on Defne Kayhan's programme 'Müziğe Adanmış Yaşamlar' ('Lives dedicated to Music').
CONCERT TOUR TO BÜYÜKADA AND HEYBELIADA, ISTANBUL, SEPTEMBER 2018
In September 2018, James Ross led a tour of musicians from The Purcell School for Young Musicians for concerts at the Ruhban School, Heybeliada (29 Sep), and at the Anadolu Club, Büyükada (30 Sep), Istanbul, in partnership with the Islands Council and Adalar Municipality, with accomodation supported by Kartal Municipality.
The UK-based musicians performed alongside Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra members, including Purcell, Abdelazar; Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Sinfonietta; CPE Bach, Flute Concerto in D Minor with soloist Hannah Capstick; Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Elgar, Introduction and Allegro, and Bartók,, Romanian Folk Dances. The tour also included coaching sessions, workshops and performing alongside the Islands Children's Orchestra, established by the Music Foundation for Peace, including music especially composed by members of The Purcell School Composition Department.