Saxophonist and presenter Jess Gillam celebrates her ARIA-winning weekly BBC Radio 3 show and podcast, ‘This Classical Life’ with the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests, live from the Royal Festival Hall.
We'll be joined by guest performers including composer, drummer and producer Ollie Howell, who has written music for multi-award-winning films and TV series; soprano Soraya Mafi; singer Orlando Weeks, former frontman of The Maccabees; and songwriter, vocalist and cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson.
Exploring their musical influences and favourite styles, Jess and her guests will share and perform an eclectic range of music they love. Celebrating the power of live music, the concert promises to be an exhilarating and emotional evening, conducted by the London Contemporary Orchestra’s Hugh Brunt.
Jess is passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music and believes that good music is good music regardless of the genre or label. On her BBC Radio 3 show, audiences may hear The Prodigy next to Prokofiev, Hildegard von Bingen next to Bjork, Mendelssohn next to Michael Kiwanuka but there is one thing all of the sounds have in common: an ability to move us, transport us and connect us with alternative realities.
This Classical Life: Live will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 14 July.
Tickets go on general sale from Thursday 3 June.