ROCK HILL, S.C. - Trumpeter James Ross of the New York Philharmonic will perform during Winthrop Trumpet Day on Feb. 17.
Ross will give a recital at 8 p.m. in Barnes Recital Hall and give two master classes in the afternoon at 1 and 5 p.m.
Trumpet Day starts at 11 a.m. with a recital in Barnes by Winthrop faculty members Mark Dulin, trumpet, and Matthew Manwarren, piano. Other master classes are scheduled for the afternoon.
Ross joined the New York Philharmonic in June 2006 following his 12-year tenure with The Metropolitan Opera, where he also performed with The Met Chamber Ensemble. Previously, he was principal trumpet of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and a frequent performer with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Radio Orchestra. His freelance activities have included performances as principal trumpet at Tanglewood with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and concerts with the New York-based chamber orchestra Orpheus.
Ross attended the University of British Columbia, St. Louis Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers have included Vincent Cichowicz of Northwestern University, Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Parriott of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Michael Sachs of The Cleveland Orchestra and Susan Slaughter of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Admission to all events is free. For more information, contact the Department of Music at 803/323-2255.