This Sunday sees Alison Balsom take to the BBC Proms stage to perform the eagerly anticipated world première of Guy Barker’s ‘Lanterne of Light’ Trumpet Concerto. Speaking about the concerto, Alison commented:
“Guy’s jazz background is so well known, but this is very much a more classical work; dark and other-worldy. It explores destructive themes in such a nuanced musical way – with colour and timbre as well as more strident virtuosity. It’s hugely demanding, but extraordinarily satisfying to perform.”
She will be discussing the concerto on BBC Radio 3 In Tune on Friday.
On the 13th September, Alison returns to the Proms for the Last Night at the Proms in the Park where she will perform alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra.