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Jess Gillam, Saxophone
Thomas Weaver, Piano

When

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 6:00 PM EDT, 9:00 PM EDT

Where

Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall

Tickets

Tickets for this event will go on sale online only on Monday, August 1 and by phone on Tuesday, September 6.

Ticketing & COVID-19 Policies

“Gillam…spreads joy”

—The Times (London)

Performances Up Close

About the Event

You read that right — saxophone! 23-year-old phenomenon Jess Gillam is setting the musical world ablaze by completely reconceiving the saxophone’s role within classical music. The first ever saxophonist to be signed to the prestigious Decca Classics label, her genre-bending albums consistently top classical charts. She has continued to shatter glass ceilings as the first saxophonist to reach the final of the BBC Young Musician competition, and the youngest presenter for BBC Radio 3 in its history, hosting the show “This Classical Life.” We were lucky to get a taste of her irresistible charm in a virtual concert in 2021, and have no doubt that her charismatic magic will sparkle all the more in person.  

PLEASE NOTE: All attendees will be required to show photo ID and proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the maximum extent, which now includes a booster shot for all eligible to receive it. Please read our COVID-19 policies in advance of attendance.

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Musicians

Jess Gillam Saxophone

Thomas Weaver Piano

Program

  • An Hour-long program with audience seated on stage
  • Poulenc

    Sonata for Oboe and Piano

  • Barbara Thompson

    The Unseen Way

  • Telemann

    Sonata in  F Minor, arr. Simon Parkin

  • Ayanna Witter-Johnson

    Lumina

  • John Harle

    RANT!

  • Kurt Weill

    Je ne t’aime pas

  • Astor Piazzolla

    Bordel, Cafe, and Nightclub from Histoire du Tango

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