GIANCARLO GUERRERO conductor
Jess Gillam saxophone
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Karl Jenkins – Saxophone Concerto (World premiere, co-commisioned by DSO)
Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 7 in C major
The debut of saxophonist Jess Gillam with the DSO had to be cancelled or postponed several times due to the pandemic. This also affected the German premiere of Karl Jenkins’ Saxophone Concerto ‘Stravaganza’ already planned for 2021. It is now being made up for under the direction of conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, who currently holds leading positions in the USA, Poland and Portugal. Sir Karl Jenkins, who is successful in jazz, rock and symphonic music, wrote his Saxophone Concerto, which was commissioned among others by the DSO, expressly for the celebrated shooting star from England. Jess Gillam is considered one of the most compelling ambassadors of the Classical music scene and one of the most distinguished representatives of her instrument thanks to her closeness to the audience and rousing interpretations.