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Local Young Musicians' Concert


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Pre-concert talk by Jess Gillam at 6.45 pm

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Come and join us for a great family concert
Sunday 11th February 2018 3.00 pm


Please Note:
Allerdale Borough Council are supporting Keswick Music Society and allowing us to have FREE parking (in the car park by the Theatre) between 6pm - 10pm on the evenings of our Music Society concerts for next season 2017 - 2018.
Wednesday 7th February *7.00 pm  *earlier start time
Local Young Musicians' Concert
Do try to get to this concert! There is always a full house, and you can expect an evening of amazing variety given by the enthusiastic and gifted young musicians of Keswick. You will be entertained and thrilled by the talent displayed and the range of music played.

The Music Society Subscription includes this concert: members should book tickets from the Box Office as their normal seats are not reserved.

Sunday 11th February 2018   7.30 pm

Jess Gillam  saxophone
 

Jonathan Fisher  piano










Pedro Iturralde: Pequena Czarda
Bela Bartok: Three Hungarian Folksongs from Csik
Jeremy Wall: Elegy for Trane
Chick Corea Arr. John Harle: Selection from "Children's Songs"
Peter DeRose arr. Rudy  Wiedoeft: Deep Purple
John Williams: Escapades

Claude Debussy: Syrinx
Maurice Ravel: Piece en forme de Haberna
Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche: Brazileira
Dave Heath: The Celtic
Michael Nyman: 'If' from 'The Diary of Anne Frank'
Rudy Wiedeoft: Valse Vanite
Phil Woods: Sonata For Alto Sax And Piano (First Movement)


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‘Saxophonist extraordinaire’ and local celebrity Jess Gillam is now 18 years old, and was the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. Her exuberant and virtuosic performances mark her as a rising star and her musicality and verve keep her audiences totally beguiled. She already has a busy programme of recitals and solo performances with top orchestras and on radio and was awarded Musician of the Year at the Cumbria Culture Awards presented by Melvyn Bragg in 2015. Her programme will be an eye-opening look at music both familiar and unfamiliar.

Jess Gillam
In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then reached the Grand Final at London’s Barbican Hall, and performed Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth to widespread critical acclaim.
In summer 2017, Jess made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall, where she performed as a soloist with both the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart.

Concerto highlights include appearances with Southbank Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and a showcase performance with the Manchester Camerata as well as a concert with Sinfonia Cymru and Gábor Takács-Nagy. She frequently gives recitals throughout the UK. Last year, Jess gave the premiere of a piece written for her by Jeremy Holland-Smith on BBC Four’s Choir of the Year, and has made a guest appearance with Jools Holland and his R&B Orchestra.

Jess studies with Rob Buckland at the Royal Northern College of Music with an ABRSM Scholarship, and is mentored by John Harle. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 (Woman’s Hour), BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Cumbria, who have made a programme about her. In 2015, Jess was awarded Musician of the Year at the Cumbria Culture Awards.
Jess has been featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine as well as being a James Naughtie interviewee. She is a Vandoren UK Artist, and became the youngest ever endorsee for Yanagisawa Saxophones aged 13. Jess is a patron for Awards for Young Musicians and promotes her own series of concerts, bringing international talent to her hometown of Ulverston.
Jess is very grateful for the support she has received from the Young Classical Artists Trust. She is signed to HarrisonParrott and Polyarts for worldwide management.In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then reached the Grand Final at London’s Barbican Hall, and performed Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mark Wigglesworth to widespread critical acclaim.
In summer 2017, Jess made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall, where she performed as a soloist with both the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis and the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart.

Concerto highlights include appearances with Southbank Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and a showcase performance with the Manchester Camerata as well as a concert with Sinfonia Cymru and Gábor Takács-Nagy. She frequently gives recitals throughout the UK. Last year, Jess gave the premiere of a piece written for her by Jeremy Holland-Smith on BBC Four’s Choir of the Year, and has made a guest appearance with Jools Holland and his R&B Orchestra.

Jess studies with Rob Buckland at the Royal Northern College of Music with an ABRSM Scholarship, and is mentored by John Harle. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 (Woman’s Hour), BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Cumbria, who have made a programme about her. In 2015, Jess was awarded Musician of the Year at the Cumbria Culture Awards.
Jess has been featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine as well as being a James Naughtie interviewee. She is a Vandoren UK Artist, and became the youngest ever endorsee for Yanagisawa Saxophones aged 13. Jess is a patron for Awards for Young Musicians and promotes her own series of concerts, bringing international talent to her hometown of Ulverston.
Jess is very grateful for the support she has received from the Young Classical Artists Trust. She is signed to HarrisonParrott and Polyarts for worldwide management.

Jonathan Fisher
Jonathan Fisher was born in Manchester and is a graduate of The University of Huddersfield and The Royal Northern College of music. He enjoys the thrill of making music with other people and has a strong passion for the art song repertoire. Notable recent engagements include recitals at Oxford Lieder Festival and Leeds Lieder+ festival, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, Chester Festival, The Royal Northern College of Music, La Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice, several recitals in London for the Richard Strauss Society and numerous music society recitals throughout the United Kindom. In 2014 Jonathan was a featured accompanist in the brass and percussion category finals of BBC Young Musician of the Year Award.

Jonathan has worked in recital with many distinguished singers and musicians including Anna Stephany (mezzo soprano), Lynne Dawson (soprano), Philip Smith (baritone), Ann Taylor (soprano), Louise Winter (mezzo soprano), Linda Richardson (soprano), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo soprano), Helen Sherman (mezzo soprano), Chris Swann (clarinet), Jonathan Rimmer (flute) and József Bazsinka (principle tuba, Budapest Festival Orchestra).

Jonathan is a keen advocate of new music and has recorded chamber music for ASC Records, the Prima Facie label and Metier Records. Featured repertoire includes Richard Rodney Bennett’s Duo Concertante for Clarinet and Piano, Adam Gorb’s Reconciliations for Clarinet and Piano, Gary Carpenter’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and a disc of chamber music by Christopher Wright. 
Competition successes include the accompaniment prize in the Patricia Routledge English Song Competition, and in 2010 he was finalist in the Yamaha Birmingham Accompanist of the Year Award. In 2007 he was made an honorary fellow of The Association of English Singers and Speakers.  

Jonathan is committed to working with the next generation of musicians, this is reflected in the positions he holds at The University of Huddersfield as Pianist-In-Residence and The Royal Northern College of Music as Staff Pianist. At the RNCM Jonathan has a strong connection with the School of Vocal Studies, where has accompanied masterclasses given by many visiting singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Ann Murray, Thomas Hampson, Christine Brewer, Joan Rogers and Sir John Tomlinson. In April 2015 Jonathan is Artistic Director for the RNCM’s Day of Song.


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