Monday 25th April 2016 – An Evening with Roger Wright

In conversation with Jeremy Summerly

Roger Wright

Roger Wright is Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music. He is the former Controller of BBC Radio 3 and the former Director of the BBC Proms. It was under Roger Wright’s custodianship that jazz and world music made serious inroads into the Radio 3 schedule and the Proms menu.

In conversation with Jeremy Summerly, Roger Wright will be asked to speak informally about his life in music, first as a schoolboy cellist at Chetham’s School of Music, then as a music student at London University, and subsequently in a variety of roles at the British Music Information Centre, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and at the recording label Deutsche Grammophon.

Roger Wright is a charismatic figure in British arts administration and is passionate about his current role in Aldeburgh. The conversation will culminate in questions from the floor.

Monday 25th April 2016, 8pm St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church Mayfield £14 Book now