In September 2015, Thomas will conduct four performances of David Horne’s Grimm Tales as part of the Music@Malling Festival. The commission, supported by The Britten-Pears Foundation, will be performed by Chamber Domaine and English National Ballet and will engage hundreds of school children across Kent in creative activities.
Thomas will also be conducting the UK premiere of Sibelius’s The Woodnymph, Op.15. This fantastic melodrama for narrator, strings, piano and two horns has not yet been performed outside Finland and is a stunning early work by the composer. Thomas will be recording this work as well as other rarely-heard Sibelius with Chamber Domaine for the Resonus Classics label later this year.