UpClose: Saxofolk

Date: Wednesday 21st November 2018 19:30


Venue: Manchester Cathedral

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  • Eric Whitacre October
  • Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
  • Huw Watkins Three Welsh Songs
  • Trad. Scarborough Fair
  • John Harle Rant
  • Interval
  • David Heath The Celtic
  • Grieg Holberg Suite

Performed By

  • Jess Gillam Saxophone
  • Caroline Pether Violin/Director

We’re not just the gatekeepers of tradition – we use the past masters to inspire the way we interact with music in 2018. That’s why on this evening of folk tradition we’re featuring one of the best new musical talents in the UK – the captivating Jess Gillam (Classical Brit Awards Winner 2018). In Manchester’s oldest venue we bring you a young talent that will change the way you listen to folk forever.

We’ve worked with Jess on putting together a playlist with a variety of saxophone folk songs. It includes selected pieces from the programme, Jess’ own choices and her latest singles.

Listen here:

We’re proud to share the first in a series of special films we’ve had commissioned by local auteurs, Low Four Studio. Collaborations, showcases Manchester Camerata’s artistic partner model, which under the auspices of Music Director, Gábor Takács-Nagy, sees the city’s ‘experimental orchestra’. You can watch the first video featuring Jess Gillam here:




Booking Information

Box Office: 0161 907 9000
In person: The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS

Tickets from £15 (plus concessions)*

* Prices quoted include a booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to telephone and online transactions. No fee applies to tickets bought in person or purchased as part of a fixed or flexible subscription.

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