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Jess Gillam Ensemble

6 May 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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.

Sponsored by Greenham Trust


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


Free for Under 30s
(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)
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Date: 6 May 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue Name: Corn Exchange
Address: The Corn Exchange, Market Place
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5BD United Kingdom

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