Chloé van Soeterstède conductor
Jess Gillam saxophone
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Elfrida Andrée Concert Overture
Alexander Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1
Pounding timpani, rising violins and musical tension with unyielding momentum: the powerful opening of this Brahms’ symphony must have shocked its first audience. Drama is everywhere. Earlier, Jess Gillam performs a concerto full of twists and turns that showcases the soulful side of her instrument.
Find out more about the music in our free pre-concert talks which take place from 6.30pm to 7pm.