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    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.’
    Alison Balsom

  • Programme

    Violin Concerto in D major


    Petr Eben
    The Green Window, Mvt II from Okna (‘Windows’)

    Oscar Lindberg
    Old Swedish Folk Song

    Petr Eben
    The Gold Window (Levi), Mvt IV from Okna (‘Windows’)

    Heinrich Bieber
    Sonata in C major

    George Frederick Handel
    Fireworks Suite


    Gabriel Prokofiev
    title tbc
    (World Premiere)
    with Gabriel Prokofiev

    Dizzy Gillespie
    Tin Tin Deo

    Edith Piaf
    La Vie en Rose
    with Guy Barker

    Eddie Harris
    Cold Duck Time
    with Ronald Kabuye and Guy Barker

    Jerome Kern
    The Way You Look Tonight

    All Through The Night
    with Bryn Terfel and Hannah Stone

    George Gershwin
    It Ain’t Necessarily So
    with Bryn Terfel

    This programme is subject to change