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 summer of 2014:
Buckley conducted the Metropole Orkest at North Sea Jazz Festival in two separate events. The first with Joshua Redman Quartet and Metropole Orkest Strings on Friday 11 July in the Amazon Hall and the second with repertoire by Quincy Jones: ‘This is how I feel about Jazz’, lost works re-written by Vellu Halkosami on Saturday 12 July.
On Tuesday 19 August, Buckley will bring the Metropole Orkest to London for their debut at the BBC Proms. The orchestra will work with Brit Award- and Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Laura Mvula. This late night Prom includes the public premiere of Jules Buckley’s new orchestral remix of Mvula’s album ‘Sing to the Moon’. This recording was released digitally on RCA on 9 August. For more information, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/laura-mvula-metropole-orkest/id890891701
On Thursday 28 August, Jules Buckley will lead the Metropole Orkest in their first trip to the Caribbean island of Curacao where they will pay tribute to Curacao artist DOBLE-R (Rignald Recordino) during a free concert featuring: Ompi Stefania, Gibi Doran, Giovanka, Izaline Calister and more.
In early September Buckley will conduct his two orchestras in divergent projects at the prestigious Musik- Fest Bremen. On Saturday 13 September, Metropole Orkest will perform with a star-studded triple bill of Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula and Gonzalo Rubicalba and on Tuesday 16 September, Buckley will lead Heritage Orchestra in their extraordinary ‘Live transmission:Joy Division Reworked’ project with Scanner, which was commissioned by Brighton Festival and has subsequently toured extensively across the UK and to the Vivid Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
Tuesday 19 August
Laura Mvula & Metropole Orchestra
Royal Albert Hall, part of the BBC Proms
Thursday 28 August
Metropole Orkest in a Tribute to Doble R, conducted by Jules Buckley
Sam Cooke stage right at the CNSJ Festival site
Saturday 13 September
Metropole Orkest with Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula and Gonzalo Rubicalba conducted by Jules Buckley
Tuesday 16 September
Heritage Orchestra with ‘Live transmission: Joy Division Reworked’ project with Scanner, conducted by Jules Buckley
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