James Ross

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington DC, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra has announced the extension of its contract with Music Director James Ross through the 2023-2024 season Ross joined the ASO in 2018, appointed as the organization’s fifth Music Director in its 78-year history.

Ross, whose principal conducting mentors were Kurt Masur, Otto-Werner Mueller, Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein is presently Orchestra Director of the National Youth Orchestra – USA at Carnegie Hall and on the conducting faculty at the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center. He recently finished a distinguished 16-year tenure as Professor and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Maryland at College Park and continues as a conductor of the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès in Barcelona, Spain.

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