FOR those who missed Jess Gillam on the Celebrating John Williams BBC Proms she was sensational.

Centre stage at the Royal Albert Hall, she played Escapades from the film score of Stephen Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can with the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart.

Wow, what a moment for gifted 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year finalist.

Jess also provided some soaring soprano saxophone in Peter Sculthorpe’s Song of Home with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis during the Ten Pieces Prom and was the subject of a Proms Extra short film on BBC2 as she prepared for her Proms debut in rehearsal and at home in Ulverston.

Jess is one of the star turns in Keswick Music Society’s new season.

She will be joined on the Theatre by the Lake stage with her talented younger sister Patsy, a virtuoso clarinettist, in Keswick society's annual Family Concert

during half-term, on February 10.

Later, in the evening concert, Jess will demonstrate the versatility of the instrument and her own virtuosity with a great programme, including works by Ravel, Bartok, Chick Corea and Dave Heath's The Celtic.

Meanwhile, the society’s 70th anniversary season opens on Sunday, September 24 with the verve and brilliance of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Led by distinguished violinist and director Bradley Creswick, the concert features Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, with violist Michael Gerrard in the soloist spotlight, followed by Richard Strauss’s Horn Concerto No 1 and horn player Peter Francomb centre stage.

The programme concludes with Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony.

On Sunday, October 22, fascinating French pianist, Patrick Hemmerle, now based in Cambridge, returns to the Keswick series with Beethoven’s great Diabelli Variations, followed in complete contrast by Chopin’s Etudes Op 10.

And on Sunday, November 12, one of the world’s most sought after string quartets grace the concert season - the Escher Quartet.

Founded in 2005 in the United States, and renowned for profound musical insight and rare tonal beauty, the Escher's absorbing and contrasting programme includes one of Mozart’s greatest chamber pieces, his String Quartet in A Major.

Samuel Barber’s quartet, with the famous adagio at its heart, and Grieg’s only completed quartet, forward looking and rich in texture and soaring themes, complete the Escher's performance.

The 2017 half of the concert club's season at Theatre by the Lake concludes in dramatic fashion on Sunday, December 10 with the magnificently intense and expressive voice of bass, John Tomlinson, performing Schubert's Schwanengesang.

The great Wagnerian will also sing Wotan’s Journey - all Wotan’s great solos from The Ring - with the distinguished pianist Christopher Glynn taking on the role of the Wagnerian orchestra.

The New Year begins with a performance on Sunday, January 7 by acclaimed young harpist Oliver Wass and flautist Henry Roberts, performing a sparkling programme of music from Bach to Piazzola.

Jess and Patsy Gillam perform on February 10; the distinguished Fitzwilliam String Quartet rise to the occasion on Sunday, March 25, with internationally renowned Australian pianist, Piers Lane, wrapping up the concert club's season on April 22 with his scintillating brilliance.

Add to the above, the annual Keswick Young Musicians’ Concert, on Wednesday, February 7, and there you have it - another glorious series of irresistible Keswick concerts.

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l Jess Gillam will also perform at Cartmel Priory on Saturday, September 30 (7.30pm), accompanied by Jonathan Fisher in an evening of great music - from classical to jazz and beyond.