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This week, we speak to Ceri Jones in the OAE office…
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. Read the rest of this entry »