Conductor: Kerem Hasan
Soloist: Jess Gillam (Soprano Saxophone)
John Harle: Briggflatts (Concerto for Soprano Saxophone)
Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome
NYOS Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert stage to showcase the incredible talents of Scotland’s most promising young musicians. NYOS is thrilled to be joined by BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 finalist, Jess Gillam, in John Harle’s vibrant and dynamic concerto for soprano saxophone, Briggflatts, an epic tapestry of orchestral colour based on Basil Bunting’s eponymous poem. The concerto is programmed alongside a selection of richly orchestrated 20th-century masterpieces, including Respighi’s exquisitely atmospheric, and career-defining, Fountains of Rome. The concert is conducted by Kerem Hasan, winner of the prestigious Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award.