Caithness Map :: Links to Site Map Paying too much for broadband? Move to PlusNet broadband and save£££s. Free setup now available - terms apply. PlusNet broadband.  

 

Caithness Orchestra and James Ross

27th March 2006

The final concerts of our 25th anniversary season take place this week, on Wednesday 29 March in Wick Old Parish Church and on Thursday 30th March in Thurso High School Hall.

Both concerts start at 7.30 pm and should be finished by 9.15 pm. Prices are 5 for adults, 3 for concessions and 7 for a 'family' ticket, ie an adult plus children.

The programme includes Beethoven's 5th Symphony and pieces by the Russian composers Tchaikowsky and Borodin.

For many, however, the highlight is the first performance of a new piece by Wick born composer and performer James Ross, written to a commission by the Orchestra under the auspices of Highland 2007.

This is the first of three pieces James will be writing for the Orchestra this year, with a view to a performance of the full suite in 2007. It is his first work for full orchestra and thus marks a breakthrough in his career as a composer. The work is one that is easily acessible to an audience on first hearing, and is written quite distinctly in James's own musical language, familiar to anyone who has attended one of his solo gigs or heard his new CD from Greentrax entitled 'James Ross'. When James is as famous a composer as Peter Maxwell Davies or John Williams, you'll be able to say you were in at the start!

 

Related Artists

 

Related Articles

Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd SymphonyThumbnail for article : Visit Caithness and Play Brahms 3rd Symphony
3rd - 6th August 2017.   See poster for details..  
Come and Sing/play Handels MessiahThumbnail for article : Come and Sing/play Handels Messiah
All Singers and Orchestral Musicians are warmly invited to Come and Sing or Play Handel's "Messiah" with The Caithness Orchestra, conducted by Susie Dingle.   There is a charge of £10 per participant.  
Come and play Tchaikovskys 5th Symphony With The Caithness OrchestraThumbnail for article : Come and play Tchaikovskys 5th Symphony With The Caithness Orchestra
SCOTLANDS MOST NORTHERLY MAINLAND ORCHESTRA.   From 4th - 7th August 2016.  
Come and Sing or Play The Messiah!Thumbnail for article : Come and Sing or Play The Messiah!
All singers and orchestral musicians are invited to join the Caithness Orchestra for a day to play/sing and rehearse selected choruses and arias from Handel's Messiah.   Members of the public are welcome to join us at 4pm to listen to an open play-through of Messiah excerpts covered during the day.  
Come and Sing or Play Mozart's RequiemThumbnail for article : Come and Sing or Play Mozart's Requiem
12 April 2014 10.00am - 5.00pm St Fergus Church, Wick All singers and orchestral musicians are invited to come and join the Caithness Orchestra for a day (10am-5pm) playing & rehearsing extracts from Mozart’s “Requiem”.  The conductor will be Susie Dingle.  
Come & Play or Sing Handel's MessiahThumbnail for article : Come & Play or Sing Handel's Messiah
All Singers and musicians are welcome to come and join the Caithness Orchestra for a day playing and rehearsing selected choruses and arias from Handel's "Messiah." The day (15th April 2013) will be conducted by Susie Dingle and will run from 10.00am - 5.00pm with breaks for lunch and snacks.  At 4.00pm, members of the public are welcome to come and listen to an open play-through of the work covered during the day.  
[]
18/9/2009
Open Studio Weekend - 26th/27th September 2009
Caithness Arts - Open Studio Weekend - 26th/27th September 2009 Caithness Arts is holding an "Open Studios" event, during which Artists and Makers based in the Far North will be opening their doors to give the public a rare chance to see inside their working studios.  Many artists will be transforming their homes into mini galleries for the duration of the weekend thus providing a great opportunity to view a wide range of work and allow purchasing direct from the artist.  
[]
10/9/2009
A Celebration of the Creativity of CaithnessThumbnail for article : A Celebration of the Creativity of Caithness
Following on from the success of the Caithness Arts Drama Festival last weekend, Caithness Arts will be celebrating the originality and vision of the Arts and Crafts in Caithness with two weekends of events for the whole family on 19th & 20th and 26th & 27th September.   For the young theatre people in the County, there will be Play In A Day events in Thurso on Saturday 19th and Wick on Sunday 20th .  
[]
2/4/2009
The Saturday Festival - Wick - Sat 18 April
Caithness Arts presents The Saturday Festival Saturday, 18th April 2009 Mackay's Hotel, Wick Saturday Afternoon 3pm Five Seasons O' A Lass Poetry Dance Music Song Featuring Jill Kingdon - Dancer & Choreographer Russ Murray - Saxophonist, David Morrison - Narrator Other Performers James Ross - Pianist, Jenny Stewart - Poet, Edna Morrison - Singer Saturday Evening 8pm After Hours R&B Revue every After Hours gig turns into a party...  ...and you're invited! Other Performers James Ross - Pianist with guest saxophonist Russ Murray afternoon ticket 3.  
[]
16/3/2008
March - April Edition Of Caithness Arts Whats On
Find the latest edition at [url=http://www.caithnessarts.org.uk/resources/March+-+April+What$27s+On.pdf]http://www.caithnessarts.org.uk/resources/March+-+April+What$27s+On.pdf[/url] See also Caithness Arts Latest Newsletter at [url=http://www.caithnessarts.org.uk/resources/Newsletter+March-April.pdf]http://www.caithnessarts.org.uk/resources/Newsletter+March-April.pdf[/url] Unfortunately due to the nature of the links they will not hyperlink.   You will need to copy and paste it into your browser and refresh - hit enter..  

[Printer Friendly Version]