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Instrument: Saxophone

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AmsterdamRising Stars: saxophonist Jess Gillam

© Robin Clewley
Iturralde, Poulenc, Dowland, Marcello, Monk, Finnis, Piazzolla
Jess Gillam; James Baillieu

StockholmJess Gillam, Saxophone

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Iturralde, Poulenc, Fitkin, Marcello, Finnis, Harle, Weill, Wiedoeft
Jess Gillam; Rattle Zeynep Özsuca

AmsterdamThe Golden Age of Hollywood

© Sim Canetty Clarke
Williams, Herrmann, Steiner
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; John Williams; Howard McGill

LondonJess Gillam & MILOŠ

Dowland, Glass, Villa-Lobos, Falla, Monk, Arlen, Piazzolla
Jess Gillam; Miloš Karadaglić

AlicanteBanda Simfònica Municipal d’Alacant

Lorenzo, Vadillo-Pérez, Megías, Seco de Arpe, Fayos-Jordán
José Vicente Díaz Alcaina; Banda Simfònica Municipal d'Alacant; José Antonio Antón Suay

VeniceDivertimento Ensemble

La Biennale di Venezia
Donatoni, Laganà, Gorli
Divertimento Ensemble; Sandro Gorli; Mario Marzi

Costa MesaOrpheus Chamber Orchestra with Branford Marsalis

Rossini, Rodrigo, Debussy, Ibert, Turina, Bryan
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Branford Marsalis
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A tale of two halves as Jess Gillam makes her Hallé debut

Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas

Intense lyricism bridges the gap between John Adams and Rachmaninov, but debutant Kazuki Yamada struggles to link the two. 

***11
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Adventurous outings in Prague at Contempuls festival

Trio Catch © Karel Šuster
The Contempuls festival celebrated its tenth birthday with a bold mix of international flavors, Czech premieres and energizing experimental sounds.
****1
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Catherine wheels of fire and energy from Aurora Orchestra and Collon

Ronald Brautigam © Marco Borggreve
Nicholas Collon decides that Mendelssohn is really a very revolutionary composer, while Amy Dickson's saxophone and Ronald Brautigam in Mozart provide vibrant contrasts.
****1
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New year celebrations at Sage Gateshead

Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas
A joyful evening of Franco-Brazilian dance music with Royal Northern Sinfonia and Jess Gillam as part of Sage Gateshead's New Year New Music 2019 festival.
****1
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Sapiens: humanity in music

Jessica Cottis © Kaupo Kikkas
Two world premieres from Mark Bowden and Colin Matthews breath life into the Southbank's Queen Elizabeth Hall.
****1
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Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
With a smaller programme and a humbler premise, the stars of the show – those young, immensely talented performers – could have shone even brighter
***11
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Embracing the new at Prague Spring

Bas Wiegers at the podium © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
A world première by a Czech composer highlights a strong outing by Klangforum Wien.
****1
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