Jason Thornton is Music Director of Bath’s resident professional orchestra Bath Philharmonia. He is artistically responsible for one of the largest and most respected professional organisations of its type in the South West of England and with this orchestra he became the world’s youngest conductor to have performed all Mahler’s symphonic output.
He has also worked with many of Britain’s finest professional orchestras, youth orchestras and choral ensembles including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Mozart Players, Halle Orchestra, English Northern Philharmonia, Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra, National Schools Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Philharmonia Chorus and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Jason is also Principal Guest Conductor Designate for the Arensky Chamber Orchestra (London), Principal Guest Conductor with the National Schools Symphony Orchestra and Music Director for South West Festival Chorus.
Jason is passionate about encouraging musical opportunnity in the community. In particular, he is a specialist in creating music with special needs children and integrating their work with other students in mainstream education.
Jason will share his thoughts on being a conductor, directing an orchestra and a great deal more.
Friday 2 May, 3pm at Brixton Deverill Church