Sheffield City Hall hosts saxophone star Jess Gillam and Halle Orchestra

The first saxophonist ever to reach the final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year stars in the next Sheffield International Concert Season show.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th January 2020, 12:34 pm
Rising classical saxophone star Jess Gillam appears with the Halle Orchestra at Sheffield City Hall

Sheffield International Concert Season continues at the City Hall on January 17 with resident orchestra the Hallé on stage with Jess Gillam, three years on from that ground-breaking competition appearance. Guest conductor is Kazuki Yamada and The Hallé are playing a diverse programme of Walton, Adams and Tchaikovsky.

On January 31, the season continues with a visit by Orchestre National de Lille, conducted by their musical director Alexandre Bloch, featuring soloist Eric Lu.

As part of their first-ever UK tour, the orchestra will delight their Sheffield audience with an authentic French programme of Debussy and Ravel.

The programme also features a performance of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4, which Eric Lu played to win the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018.

The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Ben Gernon and joined by Andrew McGregor on February 21.

They will explore Berlioz' intoxicating Symphonie Fantastique in this unique concert experience.

BBC Radio 3 presenter Andrew McGregor delves into the piece with the help of the orchestra, before they perform the work in its entirety.

On May 2, The Hallé joins forces with Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus and soloists.

Conductor Gianluca Marcianó takes the rei ns for a special performance of Verdi's ground-breaking, seat-shaking Requiem, described as “an unforgettable and emotionally powerful listening experience”.

Book at the box office, go to www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk or call 0114 278 9789.