BBC Proms: single reed highlights

BBC Proms: single reed highlights

This article was posted on 17 Jun 2017.

The saxophonist and BBC Young Musician fi nalist Jess Gillam is to appear as a soloist at this year’s BBC Proms in two performances on 23 July. She will play the fi rst movement of Island Songs by Peter Sculthorpe as part of the BBC Ten Pieces Prom (matinee and evening performances) at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The programme, which is aimed at younger audiences, families and schools, will also include music by Beethoven, Copland, Elgar, Mozart, Respighi and Ravi Shankar. Also at this year’s Proms season, the saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings will perform on 24 August in a celebration of the jazz legend Charles Mingus (1922–79), again at the Royal Albert Hall. This largescale event will feature Mingus favourites including ‘Better Git It in Your Soul’, ‘Moanin’’ and ‘Goodbye Pork Pie Hat’, performed by an all-star line-up of artists. Clarinettists can enjoy the Mozart Clarinet Quintet on 24 July, this time at London’s Cadogan Hall, performed by Annelien Van Wauwe with the Van Kuijk Quartet

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