Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

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Britten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

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Date(s) - 16/05/2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Saffron Hall
Audley End Road ,
Saffron Walden,
CB11 4UH.

Event Description

Alison Balsom trumpet

Jacqueline Shave violin/director


Britten Sinfonia and Alison Balsom join forces for a very special programme of music exploring more than 300 years of composition. Ancient and contemporary influences are intertwined, with arrangements of Purcell by some of the greatest composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including the world premiere of John Woolrich’s Hark! The echoing air, a new trumpet concerto inspired by Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen.



Purcell arr. Berio, Maxwell Davies Fantasias and Pavans

John Woolrich (after Purcell) Hark! The echoing air (world premiere)

Scarlatti (orch. John Woolrich) Sonatas Set 2

Sir Harrison Birtwistle Virelai (Sus une fontayne)

Ligeti (arr. Howarth) Mysteries of the Macabre


In Conversation, 6.30pm (free to ticket holders)

Dr Kate Kennedy leads a pre-concert talk introducing the evening’s programme.



Box Office: 0845 548 7650


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