Katie Derham presents the final Proms Extra for the Proms season. On this show, she is joined by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, star saxophonist Jess Gillam and acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough as they cast an eye over Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, The Big Band Prom and the Jools Holland Stax Prom. Click photo to watch.

Click photo to watch on iPlayer!

Get ready to hit the dance floor as saxophone legend Snake Davis returns to Ulverston with his 8 piece soul band, for a now annual night of Motown, Northern Soul and Atlanta Classics.

Saxophone legend Snake Davis is one of the music world’s best kept secrets. He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades. Snake has performed and recorded with artists such as Amy Winehouse, James Brown, Eurhythmics, Ray Charles and M-People to name but a few. Often heralded as the best soul band performing in the UK, the Suspicions includes some of the UK’s finest musicians; current and former members of M-People, Simply Red and Swing Out Sister.

Snake and the band will be joined by special guest Jess Gillam. Tickets available now from the Coronation Hall.

Download the concert leaflet: Snake Davis 6 October 2017 A5 LR

On 20th July, Jess made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart. She performed “Joy Ride” from Escapades by John Williams. Jess also performed in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom on 23rd July with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis.

Follow links to watch performances:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08y02bl

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08yrm15

Jess will join the section of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/the Halle Orchestra in a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love.

In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity.


CONCERT DETAILS

Thursday 1 June 2017 at 8pm
At The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Bell will conduct members of the Hallé, Manchester Camerata and BBC Philharmonic orchestras
Performances by Clare Teal, Alice Coote and Guy Garvey

The evening will include inspiring and uplifting classical music, a performance by Alice Coote – one of the world’s finest mezzo sopranos – as well as songs from international jazz star Clare Teal and award-winning singer-songwriter Guy Garvey.

Please keep checking back here for more information and programme updates.


RESERVE TICKETS

All of the available seats for #WeStandTogether have now been allocated. Please do keep checking back for any returns.

Please keep donating – and please return any unwanted tickets to the box office. Thank you to everyone for your support #WeStandTogether.

Everyone involved with the event are giving their services free. Tickets for the concert are free, but you MUST have a ticket to gain entry. Please note: tickets are limited to four per household.

Jess performs in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. She will be performing the first movement of Island Songs by Peter Sculthorpe. There will be an evening and matinee performance.

Tickets on sale 9.00am Friday 12 May

Programme to include music by Beethoven, Copland, Elgar, Mozart, Respighi and Ravi Shankar

Join rollicking ringmaster Sir Henry Wood (founder-conductor of the Proms) on an exciting adventure for all the family. Together with young performers, the Ten Pieces Children’s Choir and guests, he discovers how nature, history, dreams, love, magic and lots more have inspired composers to create musical masterpieces.

Watch Jess in the BBC Proms Launch video (click photo to watch):

Jess will also be performing in the John Williams Prom on 20th July, see dates for more information.

Jess performs in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. She will be performing the first movement of Island Songs by Peter Sculthorpe. There will be an evening and matinee performance.

Tickets on sale 9.00am Friday 12 May

Programme to include music by Beethoven, Copland, Elgar, Mozart, Respighi and Ravi Shankar

Join rollicking ringmaster Sir Henry Wood (founder-conductor of the Proms) on an exciting adventure for all the family. Together with young performers, the Ten Pieces Children’s Choir and guests, he discovers how nature, history, dreams, love, magic and lots more have inspired composers to create musical masterpieces.

Watch Jess in the BBC Proms Launch video (click photo to watch):

Jess will also be performing in the John Williams Prom on 20th July, see dates for more information.

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star WarsHarry PotterE. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name.

The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams’s 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart – a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra – conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer’s best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Jess will be performing a movement of “Escapades from Catch Me If You Can”.

Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film ‘Catch Me If You Can’ was set in the 1960s, and John Williams created a marvelous film score “Escapades” evoking the style of the progressive jazz movement popular during that time.

Watch Jess in the BBC Proms Launch video (click photo to watch):

Tickets on sale 13th May 2017: http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms/proms-2017/prom-8-lights-camera-music-the-magic-of-john-williams/

BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockheart

Royal Albert Hall, 20th July 2017

Jess will also be performing in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom on 23rd July, please see dates for more information.

Jess will perform an extract from Michael Nyman’s “Where the Bee Dances” with the Southbank Sinfonia at London’s Barbican Centre as part of the ABRSM Shine event. Visit the link below for more details.

 

http://gb.abrsm.org/en/about-abrsm/news-articles-and-comment/latest-news/article/classic-fm-casio-and-abrsm-join-together-for-classic-fms-music-teacher-of-the-year-awards-2017/735/#

 

Jess returns to perform with the Ealing Symphony Orchestra. Jess will be performing the English premiere of Barbara Thompson’s Saxophone Concerto.

Saturday 7 October 2017, 7.30pm

SHOSTAKOVICH October
Barbara THOMPSON Saxophone Concerto (Saxophone: Jess Gillam)
HOLST The Perfect Fool
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 4

St Martin’s West Acton, Hale Gardens W3 9SQ (map)
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