Director: EVA STEGEMAN
Soloist: JESS GILLAM, SAXOPHONE
Jess Gillam closed the 2018 BBC Proms in great style with three appearances in the world famous Last Night of the Proms – performing as part of Radio 2’s Proms in the Park before heading across to the Royal Albert Hall to join the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis for Milhaud’s Scaramouche, and a duet with star baritone Gerald Finley. This was Jess’s fourth appearance at the Festival following two performances in 2017 and a cameo at the 2018 BBC Young Musician Prom celebrating 40 years of the competition, which brought her into the limelight back in 2016.
In June 2018 Jess made her international debut with the Gothenburg Symphony and Santtu-Matias Rouvali, and her international appearances build rapidly this season including concerts with the Tampere Philharmonic, at l’Auditori Barcelona, a Swiss debut opening the season at the Argovia Philharmonic, and her US debut recital at the acclaimed Philip’s Collection series in Washington D.C. Jess was named one of WQXR’s ‘19 for 19’ Artists to Watch, playing at the launch event in New York. She also appears extensively in recital throughout the UK and performs with orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic (Ben Gernon), BBC Concert Orchestra (Bramwell Tovey), Royal Northern Sinfonia (Jessica Cottis) and Manchester Camerata.
*MARCELLO - Concerto for saxophone in C minor
MOZART - Cassation in G K.63
GLAZUNOV - Saxophone Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY - Elegy
HAYDN - Symphony No.49 “La Passione”
*Featuring Jess Gillam
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