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A PATHBREAKING CONDUCTOR AT UMD CHARTS A NEW COURSE

The U-Md. orchestra plays the “From sound to screen” concert.

By Anne Midgette | The Washington Post 

“James Ross is leaving the University of Maryland. Many music lovers, I suspect, won’t understand the significance of that statement and it’s a shame. While the classical music world talks about the future of orchestras — or the plight of orchestras — some of the most exciting work on the field’s future has been going on under the general audience’s radar in College Park, where Ross has been leading a pioneering orchestra program since 2001.

“On Friday night at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Ross led the U-Md. orchestra in a valedictory concert, the last of the season."

Read the complete article at The Washington Post.

Image: The U-Md. orchestra plays the “From sound to screen” concert. (Geoff Sheil viaThe Washington Post