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Ceri Jones: 10 years and 1000 concerts

Fri 16 Aug 2013

Our Projects Director, Ceri Jones, is leaving the OAE for new adventures today (insert very sad expressions from the office team). Here’s a little last blog from her, with some of her highlights from her time with us. Ceri – you will be much missed!

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Get to know the OAE: Part 5

Mon 1 Nov 2010

This week, we speak to Ceri Jones in the OAE office…

What’s your role in the OAE office?

Projects Director

What does your typical day involve?

There is no such thing as a typical day.  Checking e-mails, writing e-mails, drafting schedules, thrashing out details for future schedules with conductors, artists, players, negotiating details for artists contracts, realising my desk is hidden somewhere beneath a huge pile of papers, coffee cups and apple cores then attempting to tidying it up before being side tracked by a telephone call….

Which mobile number do you call the most?

Philippa – our orchestra manager.  It’s the only mobile number I know off by heart other than my own (not even my Mum’s!)

What – or where – is perfection?

It doesn’t exist.  We can always do better.  But in my head perfection is probably a quiet beach somewhere in the Indian Ocean.  I wouldn’t know I’ve never been there.

Who is your favourite hero from fiction (book/comic/film/opera) – and why?

Elizabeth Bennett, apart from being ridiculously stubborn she was a pretty modern thinking girl – way ahead of her time!  Most leading ladies of literature and opera are a bit wet.

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