Strathmore Presents AIR Mentor Dr. James Ross

Piotr Pakhomkin, Strathmore Artist in Residence

Piotr Pakhomkin, Strathmore Artist in Residence

Horn virtuoso and music educator, James Ross performs with Artists in Residence Piotr Pakhomkin and Nistha Raj on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda.

James Ross is a musician of international repute. Ross earned his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1981, and upon graduation began his conducting studies in earnest with Kurt Masur in Leipzig while simultaneously serving as Solo-Horn of the prestigious Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, becoming the first American member in the orchestra’s 250 year history.

Presently, he is the Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Maryland, Associate Director of the Conducting Program at the Juilliard School, and Orchestra Director of the National Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. As a horn soloist, he has performed with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Leipzig Radio Orchestra and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. His performances and recordings as principal horn of the Gewandhaus, including the Strauss Four Last Songs with Jessye Norman, helped him gain international recognition as an artist. As a teacher, he served on the faculties of Yale University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Haverford and Bryn Mawr colleges, and as a guest artist at the Toho School of Music in Tokyo, Japan.

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Tickets are $17 and may be purchased by calling 301.581.5100 or online at Strathmore website.

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