with Zeynep Ozsuca, Piano

Jess Gillam, Saxophone (CMA 2020)

Venue: The Concert Hall (Directions)

Tue 10 Mar, 19:30


Programme to include:

Anna Clyne
New piece for Saxophone and Electronics


Gavin Bryars

John Harle

and works by Weill and Nyman.

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 captivating the public with her talent and charisma. 

Since then, Jess's career has been nothing short of stellar: a recording contract with Decca Classics, appearances in both 2017 and 2019 BBC Proms at the Albert Hall, concerto and solo recital engagements in London and around the UK and her international debut with the Gothenburg Symphony. At the Classical BRIT awards 2018, Jess was selected as winner of the inaugural Sound of Classical Poll - a category for the best emerging artists and ones-to-watch in classical music.

We are excited to be welcoming her to Reading.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
The Town Hall (FREE)

Ticket information


£21.50, £18.50, £13.50

(not available on Price Band A seats)
Under 18s: £6
Students (18-25 year olds or NUS card holders of any age): £10
Schools: £6 plus 1 in 10 free
Groups of 10+: 15% off**
Groups of 20+: 20% off**

**Full price tickets only, not available online. Please call the Group Booker on 0118 937 2011.

Test Drive a Classical Concert for £12

Have you ever noticed how classical music is everywhere? It's in the most dramatic scenes in your favourite films, TV, games and often sampled in your favourite rock and pop music. You've probably enjoyed more classical music than you think!
So why not experience the thrill and vibrancy of The Hexagon's resident orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, or world class ensembles and recitalists at The Concert Hall, in definition on your doorstep for only £12. To book, call the Box Office on 0118 960 6060.

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Venue info

The Concert Hall

The Concert Hall, located within the Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH

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Contact: 0118 960 6060

Box Office opening times: 

Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm 
Sunday and Bank Holidays One hour before the show