Bath Festival Orchestra announces a new General Manager

Wednesday 5th October 2022

Bath Festival Orchestra is pleased to announce James Calver as its new General Manager

James Calver will take up his new position in early October, 2022. Calver has worked in arts administration for the past 12 years, most recently as Concerts Director with Britten Sinfonia, a post which he has held for 8 years. 

During this time, he has worked with countless national and international partners including The Barbican, Snape Maltings, Brighton Dome & Festival, Orchestras Live, Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival, Lincoln Centre NYC, NCPA Beijing, and Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, alongside many of today’s most outstanding soloists and composers. 

He has also worked closely with The Sixteen on the first ever live streamed performance from the Sistine Chapel, giving the Vatican premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater.

James Calver said: “Joining Bath Festival Orchestra at this pivotal moment, assuming the mantle of Michael Garvey, is an immense and humbling privilege for me professionally and personally. I’m so looking forward to working with Peter, Maren, and the dedicated staff and players of the orchestra to realise our collective vision:- challenging perceptions, dissecting traditions, and reinventing the norm. There is so much potential and energy within this group, I’m incredibly lucky to be in a position as the newly-appointed General Manager to nurture, harness, and grow this vibrant, talented orchestra, taking BFO into uncharted territory as we enter a new era together.” 

To find out more information about Bath Festival Orchestra and forthcoming performances, click here.