Concerts from the Library of Congress

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Jess Gillam; Photo credit: Robin Clewley

Jess Gillam
Photo credit: Robin Clewley

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is a powerhouse performer of tremendous energy, style and spirit, galvanizing audiences with “irrepressible, unpretentious, outrageously virtuosic music-making” (inews.co.uk).  At 22, she is the youngest presenter for BBC Radio 3; her radio show and podcast This Classical Life highlight both her eclectic musical interests and a passionate advocacy for the power of music in society. “Gillam…spreads joy,” The Times declares. In June 2021 she received Britain’s MBE award from Queen Elizabeth for creating the Virtual Scratch Orchestra, a unique global ensemble convening and inspiring over 2,000 people from 30 countries to play together—on instruments of all kinds—during the pandemic.

POULENC

Oboe Sonata, FP 185

MEREDITH MONK/PARKIN

Early Morning Melody

LUKE HOWARD

Dappled Light

MARCELLO/JOHN HARLE

Oboe Concerto in D minor, S.Z799

GRAHAM FITKIN

Gate

DOWLAND/SOLOMONS

Flow My Tears

WEILL/CAMPBELL

Je ne t'aime pas

JOHN HARLE

RANT!

All Fall events for the 2021-2022 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
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