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We are delighted to announce that Graham has accepted the appointment of Artistic Director and Conductor for the Russian Opera Gala.
Dedicated to Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Elena Obraztsova.
Star guest performers – soloists from the Royal Opera House, Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg, the Bolshoi, Moscow – sing popular International arias, songs, and romances by famous composers, as well as folk songs, in this delightful show for music lovers.
British Imperial Orchestra,
Graham O. Jones MBE conductor
Vasiliy Gerello baritone (Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg)
Larisa Gergiev piano (National Artist of Russia, Chair of the Judges, St Petersburg)
Larisa Rudakova soprano (Bolshoi Opera, Moscow)
Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano (Royal Opera House)
Kostas Smoriginas, bass-baritone,(Royal Opera House)
Evgeniy Kungurov baritone (National Opera soloist; presenter of Cultura TV, Moscow) and others
The genres in the Finale of the Ninth International Russian Song Festival and Contest, UK Classical, Romance Song, Folk, and Best 20th-century.
Graham's 2018 diary is now available online, please click here to see his amazing 2018 schedule.
What an incredible 2017 it has been, here are a few pictures from some of the events Graham has had the pleasure to be associated with.
HELLO and thank you for visiting our website.
It continues to be an incredible time here at Graham Jones Music Ltd which has seen Graham around the globe working as a guest conductor, speaker, clinician adjudicator with recent visits in 2017 Japan, Caribbean, Germany, Belgium Greece
What an incredible year it has been for Graham in what has probably been his busiest year so far. As we approach the end of 2017 it is incredible to note that he has so much. Engagements that have taken him all around the Globe including a week in Osaka, Japan and three major visits to the USA taking him to Florida as an adjudicator, New York City for meetings, Pennsylvania for the world of a new work performed by Lehigh University Wind Ensemble. Once again Graham was the musical director for Music at the Summit, http://musicatthesummit.com/
After conducting the British Imperial Band at the Henley Royal Regatta Graham then enjoyed some time lecturing for P&O Cruises before commentating at the Chatsworth Country Fair https://www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk/
In the Fall Graham had the pleasure of conducting a number of Band camps in the UK before Adjudicating at the South West Area Brass Band Associations 71st Open Championships in the town of Torquey, Devon. In November Graham the music for the famous Poppy Ball held at the wonderful Draper's Hall in the City of London to help raise funds for the Royal British Legion.
Graham continues to be the Band President for both the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band and the Southern Highlanders Pipes and Drums.
Graham continues to work as a guest for both Cunard and Graham said; " a fascinating experience to be a Lecturer onboard ship. I meet so many lovely people and everyone is so kind. certainly the best working holiday I've ever had."
Alongside Lecturing Graham is gaining an international reputation as talking about his life in the military and the many events he has been privileged to be of. Checkout his brochure below.
Hilarious stories abound as do the anecdotes from making music on both the national and international stage
BRITISH IMPERIAL ORCHESTRA continues to go from strength to strength provided varied musical programmes tailored to each event. 2014 will see the orchestra perform in Rome for the first time at Villa Wolkonsky for the Congress of Vienna Ball. Besides providing music for corporate events the orchestra will start to perform more traditional concert but in a new and exciting format in 2015. Watch this space for more information.
GUEST CONDUCTOR. Graham is very proud of his military career and is delighted to receive invitations to guest conduct bands and orchestras. he is booked to guest conduct in and Europe with other invitations under consideration. Further details will be published on this site when confirmed.