Event cancelled: Jess Gillam (saxophone): ECHO Rising Stars

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LSO St Luke's

Fri 11 Sep 2020 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Pedro Itturalde Pequeña Czarda
Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Marcello Oboe Concerto
Edmund Finnis New work (ECHO commission)
John Harle RANT!

Jess Gillam saxophone
Leif Kaner-Lidström piano

Tickets: £12 (Young Barbican £5) + booking fee*

NB Unallocated seating

*£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

In light of the current coronavirus lockdown, and government rules regarding gatherings, this concert has been cancelled.

We appreciate your support during this time, and ask that you bear with us and the Box Office as ticket-holders are notified. If you have booked a ticket for something that’s been cancelled, you will be able claim a refund or exchange your tickets and the Barbican Centre Box Office will be in touch soon. A large number of events at the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s are being cancelled and postponed, so we ask that you are patient and avoid contacting the Box Office directly at this stage. For information about the measures we have already introduced to keep our musicians, staff and audiences safe at LSO St Luke's, please visit this page of our website.


Brilliant saxophonist Jess Gillam opens a new ECHO Rising Stars series featuring Europe’s most vibrant young musicians, performing a selection of classics spanning four centuries.

As the first saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician, as a radio presenter and as the star of the 2018 Last Night of the Proms, Gillam is a musician bursting with charisma – and her programme reflects that.

So music from 18th-century Venice and 20th-century Paris jostles with a brand new commission, a British minimalist classic, and the dazzling RANT! – which John Harle tailored specially to Gillam’s personality and playing. It’s a gloriously colourful selection, but whatever Gillam chooses to play, from the moment she picks up her sax it’s impossible to imagine it being played on any other instrument.

Nominated by Sage Gateshead.