Musical director of the Heritage Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor with Metropole Orkest, Jules has worked with the likes of Emeli Sande, Caro Emerald, Michael Kiwanuka and Basement Jaxx. His role as conductor for the Urban Classic concerts is indicative of his groundbreaking and collaborative approach.
It was wild. I shan't easily forget the frenzy Ms Dynamite whipped up in 'Wile Out'. The nice thing was that there was huge mutual respect on both sides and it felt as if the two contrasting genres moved a few inches closer. Jules even got the orchestra to 'rewind' in the manner of a club DJ who quickly winds the record back to the start when someone shouts 'reload' or 'pull up' half-way through. I just hope our conductor Jiri doesn't get any ideas to try that in Mahler 7 next week...
Radio 3 Blog by Phil Hall from the BBC Symphony Orchestra