Jess Gillam & Bath Philharmonia
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About the Event
Jess Gillam, Saxophone
Jason Thornton, Conductor
Edward Elgar, Serenade for Strings Op.20
Will Gregory, Orbit
Henry Purcell, Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
Alessandro Marcello, Oboe Concerto (arr. Harle)
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Five Variants of Dives & Lazarus
Thom Yorke, Suspirium (arr. Rimmer)
William Walton, ‘Touch her soft lips and part’
Luke Howard, Dappled Light
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Greensleeves
John Harle, Flare
“Gillam…spreads joy” The Times
“I’d happily listen to the lyrical and liquid music-making of this perky 22-year-old under any social conditions. She really is a wonder…She’s a live wire; she directly communicates.” The Times
Bath Philharmonia and phenomenal saxophonist Jess Gillam present a programme of English pastoral music full of light and hope for a Summer’s Evening. Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. After performing at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and having her performance described as “the indisputable highlight” by BBC News, Jess continues to grow her international career as well as presenting on TV and Radio. Jess is passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music and has continued to do so throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.
From Elgar’s Serenade for Strings to Luke Howard’s evocative ‘Dappled Light’, this concert will warm your soul and refresh your spirit.
This is a socially-distanced and Covid-secure event.