St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, Saint Albans, United Kingdom
Jess Gillam Ensemble
One of the most exciting young musicians on the international stage presents an eclectic programme. Expect electrifying energy and serene tranquility in equal measure!
After reaching no.1 in the classical charts with her latest album, TIME, Jess Gillam performs music from the record with a small ensemble made up of an incredible group of musicians from a wide range of musical backgrounds but with roots in classical music. This is a night with an electrifying programme designed to inspire you to reflect, dance and smile!
This promises to be an explosive concert designed to showcase the diversity, dynamism and versatility of the saxophone!
Programme to include
Kurt Weill Je ne t’aime pas
Piazzolla Histoire du Tango
Meredith Monk Early Morning Melody
Luke Howard Dappled Light
Will Gregory Orbit
Ryuichi Sakamoto Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
John Harle Flare
Thom Yorke Suspirium
Bjork Venus as a Boy
Joby Talbot Transit of Venus
Traditional, arr. John Harle Dark Eyes
Saxophones – Jess Gillam
Violin – Roberts Balanas
Violin – Michael Jones
Viola – to be announced
Cello – Gabriella Swallow
Bass – Sam Becker
Percussion – Elsa Bradley
Piano – Leif Kaner-Lidstrom
Jess is a young saxophonist who is blazing a trail in the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. After performing as the youngest ever soloist at the prestigious Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and having her performance described as “the indisputable highlight” by BBC News, Jess continues to perform regularly across the UK and worldwide. She has been the recipient of a Classic BRIT Award, was the first ever saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician of the Year, and in 2019, performed live at the BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Awards) to millions of viewers at home. She is also a presenter on TV and Radio. She became the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3 and hosts her own weekly show called “This Classical Life”.
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