Newbury Spring Festival
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Corn Exchange

An Evening with Alison Balsom


Tuesday 16th May, St Lawrence Church,
Hungerford RG17 0JB
7.30pm (ends approx 9.30pm)



Alison Balsom trumpet
Lucy Crowe soprano
Becky Smith trombone
Tom Poster piano


The Balsom Ensemble


Handel Tornami a vagheggiar
Purcell Sweeter than roses
Britten The Ash Grove
Britten Down by the Sally Gardens
Irish Air arr.Phyllis Tate The Lark in the Clear Air
Anon She mov'd thro the fair
Folk Song She's like the swallow
Delibes Les filles de Cadix
Enescu Legende
Gershwin Someone to Watch over me
Brahms arr Balsom Horn Trio in E flat major



The Festival is thrilled to welcome back superstar trumpeter Alison Balsom who is joined by one of England’s leading sopranos, Lucy Crowe, for this special recital.


Alison Balsom’s highly distinctive sound has earned her much recognition and cemented her international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors. In addition to transcribing and arranging existing works for both natural and valved instruments, she is increasingly active in commissioning new works for the trumpet, and is ranked amongst the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today.


“Balsom is simply divine.” Sunday Telegraph


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