Friday, 28 July 2017

Musical moves: from Sinfonia Cymru to Manchester Camerata

James Thomas
James Thomas
The Manchester Camerata, music director Gábor Takács-Nagy, has announced that its new head of artistic development and programming will be James Thomas. James was formerly general manager of Sinfonia Cymru, another of the UK's innovative and lively non-London-based ensembles. Sinfonia Cymru won the Cardiff Life Award for Outstanding Art Organisation in March 2017, and James' projects with the ensemble included leading the innovative Curate initiative where the musicians developed and programmed their own ideas.

James joins the Manchester Camerata at the end of July 2017. The orchestra opens its 2017/18 season on 1 September with a concert featuring Pinchas Zukerman. Manchester Camerata has had a busy and successful year with a recent office move to Old Granada Studios, award wins including ABO Orchestra Manager of the Year and UK Ensemble of the Year (RPS Music Awards), and opening the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury with Hacienda Classical

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