July 16, 2024

This Classical Life: Live with the BBC Philharmonic at Old Woollen, Farsley – NEWS

Sax, not drugs, and rock and roll

Jess Gillam is presenting a one-off concert: This Classical Life: Live with the BBC Philharmonic at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley on Wednesday 25 May

Conducted by Ellie Slorach, members of the BBC Philharmonic and Jess Gillam are joined by special guests including pianist and composer Belle Chen bringing her captivating blend of classical, avant-garde, world, electronica, and sound-art to the stage; and multi-instrumentalist and composer Erland Cooper whose work takes inspiration from the natural world, memory, people and place. Jess will also present This Classical Life: Live at Ally Pally with the BBC CO next month.


Jess Gillam is a saxophonist and has been presenting the award-winning Radio Three show and podcast for three years now. She is playing in lots of performances around the UK and Europe, including with the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Munich Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata. That’s in addition to duos, trios and her own Jess Gillam Ensemble.

Full concert listings at jessgillamsax.co.uk/shows/

By some way the sparkiest new kid on the classical music block” – The Times

“A true inspiration…she frankly rocks” – Huffington Post

“… saxophonist Jess Gillam was the indisputable highlight of the Last Night of the Proms.” – BBC News

There are many more established presenters who lack Gillams warmth and impressive ability” – The Guardian

“She had the Royal Albert Hall in the palm of her hand” – The Telegraph


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