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Hallé / Jess Gillam

J.Adams: Saxophone Concerto
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2, in E minor, op. 27

What a treat awaits the audience for this our first concert of 2020. Hallé – one of Europe’s finest orchestras, Jess Gillam on saxophone, and Kazuki Yamada conducting.

Jess Gillam

We are delighted to welcome back Jess after her memorable sell out concert last January, to perform The Saxophone Concerto (2013) of American composer John Adams with the wonderful Hallé. The music was inspired by the composer’s father who played the sax in the local swing bands – ‘ I was surrounded by swing music’ – is also a tribute to such great swing sax players as Charlie Parker and Stan Getz.  Adams is clear that this music has to be played in ‘the same hard driven style as these greats’. This should be right up Jess Gillam’s street.

Kazuki Yamada

The interval will be an opportunity to calm down and refresh ourselves before Hallé play the magnificent Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Symphony No. 2. It was completed in 1907 in Dresden as the Russian master recovered from mental illness, and he sought to distance his family from a Russia threatened with revolution. This hour long masterpiece is one of Rachmaninoff’s most popular works, and has been highly acclaimed since it was first played.


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