Thursday 16th January 2020
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)
Thursday 16 January 2020 - 7.30pm
Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm
John Adams - Saxophone Concerto
Rachmaninov - Symphony No.2
Jess Gillam, saxophone
Two more Hallé debuts. Just 20, Jess Gillam is already a household name, as Woodwind Winner and Finalist of the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year and charismatic soloist in the 2018 Last Night of the Proms. From Cumbria, and educated at the Royal Northern College of Music, she’ll be playing the saxophone concerto by John Adams. Arguably the USA’s greatest living composer, this work is his response to jazz legends John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. On the podium is Kazuki Yamada, Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo and Principal Guest Conductor of the CBSO, who conducts Rachmaninov’s late-Romantic Second Symphony laced with the long-breathed melodies, tinged with melancholy, so characteristic of the composer.
Pre-concert event, 6.15pm
Free to concert ticket holders
The Bridgewater Hall auditorium
Councillor Janet Emsley and Jess Gillam
Councillor for Rochdale and Hallé Board member Janet Emsley is joined by rising star of the classical music world Jess Gillam to discuss Adams’s Saxophone Concerto and Jess’s life as an award-winning classical saxophonist.
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