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Britten Sinfonia Alison Balsom: An American Rhapsody
14 Nov 2021
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Alison Balsom trumpet
Tom Poster piano
Nicholas Daniel cor anglais
Scott Stroman conductor
Ives – The Unanswered Question
Copland – Quiet City
Price arr. Still – Selection from Dances in the Canebrakes
Rodrigo arr. Evans/Davis – Concierto de Aranjuez
Cage arr. Callum – Au Sonata XVI
Stravinsky – Concerto in D
Gershwin arr. Wright – Rhapsody in Blue
Britten Sinfonia joins forces with star trumpeter Alison Balsom in a concert harnessing the power and legacy of Miles Davis and the enduring musical influence of the Jazz Age. A shimmering arrangement from Gill Evans’ Sketches of Spain of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez is punctuated by jazz-inspired works of the 20th century capturing the spirit of downtown New York. An arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, infused with the rhythms and noises of the modern city, and Copland’s evocative Quiet City, originally written as incidental theatrical music, complete this American-flavoured programme.
Alison Balsom is one of classical music’s most persuasive and engaging ambassadors, as well as a passionate advocate for her instrument, involved in transcribing, arranging and commissioning new works for the trumpet.
Running time: Approx 2 hours including interval
Age recommendation: 6+
Jobseekers – £10 for best available seat
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