Debut 2

Jess Gillam | Zeynep Özsuca

Bartók | Britten | Milhaud | Poulenc et. al.

Tue, 19325


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Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019



    Jess Gillam  saxophone
    Anna Clyne (*1980)
    new work for saxophone and electronics
    Swiss premiere
    Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
    Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56
    Alessandro Marcello (1673–1747)
    Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo
    arranged for saxophone and piano
    Rudy Wiedoeft (1893–1940)
    Valse Vanité für Altsaxophon und Klavier
    Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)
    Temporal Variations
    Darius Milhaud (1892–1974)
    Scaramouche, Op. 165b
    Kurt Weill (1900–1950)
    Je ne t’aime pas
    Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
    Sonata for oboe and piano, Op. 185
    arranged for saxophone
    John Harle (*1956)
    Swiss premiere

    She was expected to play only a supporting role at the famous Last Night of the Proms in September 2018, with the limelight going to the star guest, the baritone Gerald Finley. But Jess Gillam came, played, and conquered. “A saxophonist steals the show from everyone,” was the BBC News headline. “She may only be 20 years old, but Jess Gillam was the undisputed highlight of the evening.” This performance, watched by an international audience of millions on television, may have been her most spectacular success, but it wasn’t her first. As early as 2016, Jess Gillam won the Woodwind Competition at the BBC Young Musician of the Year, subsequently appearing with several BBC orchestras and performing as a soloist with the Gothenburg Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and, in Switzerland, Argovia Philharmonic. The record label Decca signed Gillam exclusively, and in 2018 she was also awarded the Classical Brit Award. She is making her debut in Lucerne with a varied program ranging from a Baroque concerto to chanson.

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    Jess Gillam

    Zeynep Özsuca