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Eastgate Theatre & Arts Centre
Scottish Borders
EH45 8AD


Pedro IturraldePequena Czarda
David HeathThe Celtic
Michael NymanThe Diary of Anne Frank: 'If'
Béla Bartók3 Hungarian Folksongs from Csik, Sz.35a
Jeremy WallElegy for Trane
Chick CoreaChildren’s Songs
~ Interval ~
Claude DebussySyrinx
Maurice RavelPiece en forme d'Habanera
Peter DeRoseDeep Purple (arr. Rudy Wiedoeft)
John WilliamsEscapades, for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Darius MilhaudScaramouche: Brasiliera
Phil WoodsSonata for alto saxophone and piano: First Movement


Jess Gillam – saxophone
Jonathan Fisher – piano

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Programme Note

Jess Gillam made history in 2016 when, at the age of 17, she became the first saxophonist to win the BBC Young Musician Woodwind Prize. Since then, her exceptional musicianship and charismatic stage presence have endeared her to concert and festival audiences, adding them to her millions of television fans.

She now balances a busy performance schedule with her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music. Jess moves effortlessly between many different musical genres, from concerto performances with leading orchestras, to jazz groups, to chamber music settings.

The programme she has chosen for us illustrates her eclectic taste, ranging from French ‘impressionism’ to film music and, of course, jazz.

“A girl every viewer, with or without classical music knowledge, would take to their hearts…Down to earth, funny and cool…What was not to like?” (Gramophone)

Jess Gillam

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