Jess Gillam Ensemble

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Friday 6 October 2023 (19:30-21:30)

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£20, £18 concessions, £15 Barber Association, £5 students/U18

Jess Gillam Ensemble laughing and posing with instruments in a warehouse.
Jess Gillam ensemble

Barber Evening Concert

A musical force of nature, Jess Gillam has been forging her own adventurous path since she 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. Passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music, Jess invites audiences on journeys of musical discovery through her electrifying performances and eclectic programming.

Her infectious enthusiasm and passion for classical and non-classical music lights up every stage and in her newly-formed Jess Gillam Ensemble she brings together a group of brilliant musicians who share her bold, uplifting and open-minded approach.

After topping the classical charts with her latest album ‘TIME’, Jess 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 promises to be an explosive concert designed to showcase the diversity, dynamism and versatility of the saxophone, and to inspire audiences to reflect, dance and smile!

Will Gregory Orbit
C P E Bach Allegro assai from Flute Concerto in A minor, H431
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Lumina
Barbara Thompson The Unseen Way
Weill Je ne t’aime pas
Bjork Venus as a Boy
Piazzolla arr. Simon Parkin Nightclub from Histoire du Tango
Bernstein Extracts from West Side Story
Debussy Clair de Lune
Rune Sørensen Shine You No More
Nyman If
James Blake Retrograde
John Harle Briggflatts