Composer, orchestrator and conductor Jules Buckley has made a name for himself as one of Europe's most in-demand conductors of hip contemporary orchestral projects.
Currently the Chief Conductor of Holland’s renowned Metropole Orkest and the Musical Director of the UK’s Heritage Orchestra, his daring approach to crossing and linking musical genres has brought him widespread acclaim. Here is a selection of his work in the spring and summer of 2015, which includes concerts at: Holland Festival, Robeco SummerNights, North Sea Jazz Festival, David Byrne’s Meltdown, Edinburgh Festival and the BBC Proms.
Concerts with Snarky Puppy
Jules Buckley conducted Snarky Puppy’s orchestral project and the live album, Sylva, recorded with Metropole Orkest, has just been released. The celebration continues with live performances across Europe in May:
Concerts with Laura Mvula
The British singer Laura Mvula had an overwhelming hit with her debut album Sing to the Moon, which has been reinterpreted by the Metropole Orkest. Jules Buckley will conduct two concerts with Laura and the Metropole this summer.
Concerts with Anna Calvi
Anna Calvi is famed for her operatic song, virtuoso guitar playing and theatrical stage presence, and is teaming up with Jules Buckley and both the Metropole Orkest and the Heritage Orchestra in concerts this summer.
Saturday 22 August: Queen Elizabeth Hall, with Heritage Orchestra as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown.
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Concerts with Goldie
Drum and bass icon and contemporary/graffiti artist Goldie is back with The Heritage Orchestra, to perform Timeless live. He and the Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley have expanded and reworked the tracks for full orchestra, band, choir, electronics, and guest vocalists.
Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 July: Royal Festival Hall, with Heritage Orchestra as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown.
Concerts with Gregory Porter
As part of an ongoing creative partnership, Jules Buckley will conduct Gregory Porter and the Metropole Orkest in six shows across the summer.
Wednesday 1 July: Zitadelle, Berlin
Thursday 2 July: Bluetone Festival, Straubing
Friday 3 July: Tollwood Festival, München
Saturday 4 July: Loreley Freilichtbuhne, St. Goarshausen
Thursday 9 July: Jazz Open, Stuttgart, with Diane Reeves
Saturday 25 July: Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, as part of Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Concerts at the BBC Proms
Jules Buckley returns to the BBC Proms, conducting two late night concerts.