Jess Gillam shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. She is now an international celebrity and has a regular presence in the UK, including her weekly Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 3; This Classical Life.
She’ll be opening the Festival with her unique style along with her ensemble for what promises to be a sell-out debut performance for a programme including works by Bach, Bernstein and Piazzolla.
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Jess Gillam saxophone
Ciaran McCabe violin
Sam Becker bass
Elsa Bradley percussion
Katie Foster violin
Leif Kaner-Lidstrom piano
Eoin Schmidt-Martin viola
Gabriella Swallow cello
Will Gregory Orbit
CPE Bach arr. Simon Parkin Allegro Assai from from Flute Concerto in A Minor
Ayanna Witter Johnson Lumina
Thompson The Unseen Way
Piazzolla arr. Simon Parkin Bordel, Cafe and Nightclub from Histoire du Tango
Meredith Monk transc. Simon Parkin Early Morning Melody
Philip Glass Melodies for Saxophine No. 10
Luke Howard Dappled Light
John Harle arr. Simon Parkin Briggflatts: Flare, Garsdale, RANT!
Sakamoto arr.John Metcalfe Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Debussy arr. Simon Parkin Clare de Lune
Rune Sorensen arr. Simon Parkin Shine You No More