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Alison Balsom's debut with Handel & Haydn Society [UPDATE]

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Due to illness, Alison Balsom will not be joining this performance.

Beloved British trumpeter Alison Balsom is going to be gracing Boston Symphony Hall in January for her first ever performance with the Handel and Haydn Society. The concert is going to feature Beethoven's Fourth Symphony, Haydn's Trumpet Concerto with Balsom as the trumpet soloist and a few other gems. She will be playing with the Period Instrumental Orchestra and guest conductor Richard Egarr.

Richard Egarr, who states he is "very excited to be working with [Balsom] for the first time," conducted his first Handel and Haydn Society performance nearly 6 years ago. He finds time to work with the society between his endeavors as the Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music and recording music.

Alison Balsom is a real treat for the city. The 34-year-old just won 2013's Gramophone Artist of the Year award. For these two performances, this talented musician will be playing an 18th century trumpet replica. This piece is said to be similar to that which would have been used at the premiere performance of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in 1796 in keeping with the society's aim for historically accurate performances.

Concert Information:

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 (Map)

Dates: Friday, January 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets available through www.handelandhaydn.org or in person at Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Ave.

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