Fri 6 Mar 2020, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
4th SJE Arts Next Generation Series: Jess Gillam, saxophone, with Zeynep Özsuca, piano
First-ever saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician, first ever saxophonist to sign with Decca Classics, a presenter at BBC Proms 2019 and host of her own show on BBC Radio 3 - Jess Gillam is irrepressible. And she is only twenty-one years old.
Along with show-stealing BBC Proms performances, Jess has appeared at the BAFTAS and picked up a Classical Brit Award. Concert and festival engagements have taken her all over the UK and her international career is growing fast with 2019 performances in Barcelona, Bodrum, Lucerne Festival, with Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris and her debut in the USA with concerts in New York, Minneapolis and at the prestigious Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
‘Rise’ Jess’s first recording with Decca was released on 26 April 2019 and instantly took the No.1 spot in the classical charts. Another first for Jess, the youngest saxophonist to achieve this fame.
Jess is joined by her regular accompanist, the talented pianist Zeynep Ozsüca, their programme an exciting mix of new work and some of Jess’s ‘signature’ pieces.
Duration: 1 hour 50mins with interval
Programme to include:
Anna Clyne: new piece for sax and electronics
Gavin Bryars: Harlesden Works by Weill and Nyman
John Harle: Rant!
To book a Wheelchair Space, please call 01865 305 305