March 21 & 22, 2020 Sounds of Spring Featuring Nick Ross on Trumpet & Violin performing Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major K.221 & Alan Hovhaness, The Prayer of St. Gregory for Trumpet and Strings
To hear an excerpt from Mozart's Violin Concerto click HERE
A native of Ottawa, Nicholas Ross studied both violin and trumpet at the University of Ottawa. Maintaining a busy teaching studio, he now performs regularly with the Vancouver Island Symphony and is the Music Director of the Nanaimo Youth Orchestra.
He has extensive professional experience as a member of a number of Canadian orchestras, including the Victoria Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, Ottawa Symphony, Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, Sudbury Symphony (Principal Second Violin) and North Bay Symphony (as Principal Second Violin and Acting Concertmaster).
Having appeared often as a chamber musician, he has performed with the Silver Birch String Quartet, and in the Timmins Symphony Chamber Series, Thunder Bay’s “Beethoven Festival 2000”, the Sudbury Symphony’s Chamber Series, and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. He has been featured as violin soloist with the Elmer Iseler Singers.
Nicholas has taught trumpet and violin, both privately and at such institutions as the National Capital Music Academy, the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music, and at Cambrian College. He has also been sought after as an adjudicator in Ottawa and across Northern Ontario; and recently presented a lecture-recital on the violin at Laurentian University. He trained in Chicago as a Violin Instructor in the Suzuki Method.
Throughout his musical career he has been involved with vocal ensembles: the Calixa-Lavallée Chamber Choir and Octatonic Decadence (Sudbury) to name a couple. For the 2015-17 seasons, Nicholas was the Music Director of the Sudbury Chamber Singers.
Now proud to make Nanaimo his family’s home, he is please to be a part of its vibrant music community.
To hear The Prayer of St. Gregory for Trumpet click HERE
Other music on the program will include: Charles Avison Concerto in A opus 9 number 11 Janacek Suite for Strings Dvorak Notturno Opus 40
Saturday, March 21, 2020 Nanaimo Concert VIU Theatre Building Building 310, 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo MAP TIME: 7:30 pm Use parking lots G and H. $2.50 parking fee. Volunteers will be on hand for directions to parking and theatre Campus Map-Theatre and Parking
Sunday, March 22, 2020 Oceanside Concert Knox United Church 345 Pym St, Parksville Map TIME: 2:30 pm
TICKETS Season's Pass: 3 concerts for $55 Single Tickets: Adults $20, Students $5, Children (12 and under) FREE Available at the door on the day of each concert (cash only) OR Online using the Online TICKIT service