191002 Alison Balsom Plays Musgrave.


  • Gipps Symphony No. 221′
  • Thea Musgrave  Trumpet Concerto (CBSO Centenary Commission)20′
  • Walton Troilus and Cressida: Suite35′

Love, war and a destiny stronger than either: Walton’s Troilus and Cressida is British music at its most sensuous – and sensational. Mirga loves it, and as part of the CBSO’s centenary celebrations she’s giving it a long-overdue revival. First, though, Alison Balsom plays a stunning new concerto by living legend Thea Musgrave, and we champion a home-grown masterpiece from 1946 by former CBSO oboist Ruth Gipps. 

CBSO+ 6.15pm: Discover more about Thea Musgrave’s new CBSO Centenary Commission in this special preconcert talk with Alison Balsom and Jeremy Bushell – Principal Fourth Horn.

The commissioning of Thea Musgrave's Trumpet Concerto has been supported
by The John Feeney Charitable Trust. 

This performance has been funded with generous support from the John
Ellerman Foundation.


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