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Friday 10 June 7:30pm Classical Music
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Tickets £11.50 to £37.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Important Information

Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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Have A Listen

Stephen Bell conductor
Jess Gillam saxophone

Copland Billy the Kid
Harle Briggflatts
Williams Escapades
Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Adams A Short Ride in a Fast Machine

The brilliant young British saxophonist Jess Gillam takes centre stage in our Anglo-American season finale, beginning with Aaron Copland’s suite from his 1938 ballet, Billy the Kid, while John Williams’ Escapades, evokes a progressive jazz ambience. Jess switches to soprano sax for John Harle’s colourful and sonorous Briggflatts, inspired by Basil Bunting’s epic poem of 1966. Crossing the pond for the finale, Bernstein’s irresistible dances from West Side Story has an equally spectacular encore in John Adams’ adrenalin-pumping A Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

Season Ticket and Multibuy Package Discounts
12 Concerts – Save 30%
10 -11 Concerts – Save 25%
7 – 9 Concerts – Save 20%
5 – 6 Concerts – Save 15%
3 – 4 Concerts – Save 10%

Groups 10+
Save 20% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.

Groups 20+
Save 30% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.

Family and Friends Ticket
£64 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child), excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats, includes a free programme. Please note: We welcome children aged 7+ to Nottingham Classics concerts.

Go Card Holders
If you’re under 26, or in full-time education, then you can buy selected seats online, in person or by phone for just £5 each with our free Go Card scheme (excludes £11.50 seats).
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Bargain Seats £9.50 available from 12pm on the day of the concert, subject to availability.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium:
Neil Bennison, Music Programme Manager for the Royal Concert Hall, introduces the 2022-2023 season.