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Alison Balsom

(2012/2013 Performing Arts)

Fri, Apr 5
8:00 PM

This event has moved from The Granada Theatre.

Ensemble’s North American Debut
Featuring Works by Handel, Vivaldi, Purcell and More
Alison Balsom & Scottish Ensemble

“A true poet of the trumpet.” BBC Music Magazine

“The Scottish Ensemble is an ideal fit for Balsom, accompanying her with equal drive and vitality.” The Guardian (U.K.)

Firmly established as one of the world’s leading trumpeters, Alison Balsom also ranks among classical music’s great ambassadors. The “magnetic and distinctive” (The Times, U.K.) musician has swept up multiple Classic FM, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and was twice proclaimed Female Artist of the Year at the Classical BRITs. In what’s sure to be an electrifying performance, she plays with the versatile and always surprising Scottish Ensemble, a tight-knit group of outstanding string players who perform regularly under Artistic Director Jonathan Morton. Their 2012 album with Balsom, Seraph, won high praise from reviewers around the globe. Don’t miss this astounding U.S. debut.

Available on the Classical Music series / Classical Plus series

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