The Hallé in Sheffield: January 2020

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Friday 17th January 2020

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

Tickets £25.76, £23.52, £20.16 Students & Under 18's £5.60 (including booking fees)

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Walton - Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
John Adams - Saxophone Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5

Conductor
Kazuki Yamada

Featuring:
Jess Gillam, saxophone

Kazuki Yamada brings his superb talents to bear on Tchaikovsky’s much-loved Fifth Symphony. It features a recurrent fate motif and is a passage from despondency to joy. The symphony contains a heart-rending slow movement, a charming waltz and a truly pot-boiling finale. John Adams is one of America’s most eminent and unique musical voices and a composer with longstanding links to the Hallé. Tonight we hear his jazz-inspired Saxophone Concerto in which the soloist floats and soars to brilliant effect. That soloist is the outstanding Jess Gillam. When, in 2016, she became the first saxophonist to reach the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, she was described as a “lifeaffirming talent”. The concert takes off in thrilling style with Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, music originally written for the 1942 film ‘The First of the Few’. It wowed those early cinema-goers and continues to do so today.

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This event is managed by Sheffield City Hall. For more information, please visit this booking link, call the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 or visit the Sheffield City Hall Box Office in person.