Alison Balsom: An American Rhapsody - Britten Sinfonia

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Alison Balsom: An American Rhapsody

Programme to include:

Rodrigo arr. Gill Evans/Miles Davis

Concierto de Aranjuez/Sketches of Spain


Quiet City

Gershwin arr. Simon Wright

Rhapsody in Blue (new arrangement)


The Unanswered Question



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.

18.11.21 at 7:30PM
Milton Court

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