Fantasia and Jess Gillam
Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony no. 5 (arr. Fetherstonhaugh)
Glazunov - Saxophone Concerto
Rameau - Tristes Apprêts
Schubert - Death and the Maiden (arr. Mahler)
Saxophone - Jess Gillam
Conductor - Tom Fetherstonhaugh
Friday 17th September 2021, 19:30
Saturday 18th September 2021, 19:30
Join Fantasia and saxophonist Jess Gillam for an evening of music in the beautiful surroundings of Wells Cathedral.
Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality, bringing classical music to new audiences through world class live performances, television and radio.
In 2016, Jess became the first saxophonist to reach the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year. Since then, she has gone on to play at other world renowned events, including the 2018 Last Night of the Proms, in which her performance was described as “the indisputable highlight” by BBC News.
Jess is the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3, hosting her own weekly show, and is the first saxophonist to be signed to Decca Classics. Her latest album, 'TIME' can be found here.