One of Britain’s most beloved classical musicians, trumpet-player Alison Balsom, returns to the Royal Albert Hall for Alison Balsom and Friends.
The diverse programme includes Handel’s Fireworks Suite, Edith Piaf’s La Vie en Rose and Dizzy Gillespie’s Tin Tin Deo. From performing extracts from Eben’s Okna (‘Windows’), with world class organist David Goode on the Royal Albert Hall’s 9,999 pipe organ, to a world premiere performance of music for turntables and trumpet by Gabriel Prokofiev, this special one-off show will also see the three-time Classic BRIT winner collaborate with fellow trumpeters, including Big Band favourite Guy Barker and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.
Alison made her Hall debut in 1994 as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and has since appeared here 16 times, enjoying her first headline show in October 2014. She has played a key role in our extensive Education & Outreach programme, and will again be sharing her knowledge and expertise with aspiring musicians through a series of innovative events as part of this show.
‘The Royal Albert Hall is one of the most special places on earth, and it’s a great pleasure to return to a stage that has given me so many great memories.
This show will give me a chance to share some of my favourite pieces of music, accompanied by a host of amazing talents – I hope you can join us.’
Violin Concerto in D major
The Green Window, Mvt II from Okna (‘Windows’)
Old Swedish Folk Song
The Gold Window (Levi), Mvt IV from Okna (‘Windows’)
Sonata in C major
George Frederick Handel
with Gabriel Prokofiev
Tin Tin Deo
La Vie en Rose
with Guy Barker
Cold Duck Time
with Ronald Kabuye and Guy Barker
The Way You Look Tonight
All Through The Night
with Bryn Terfel and Hannah Stone
It Ain’t Necessarily So
with Bryn Terfel
This programme is subject to change