Trumpeter Balsom shines brightly in gleaming Baroque program at UofC

CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW

Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 4:37 pm
By Wynne Delacoma

Alison Balsom performed Friday night with the Scottish Ensemble in the University of Chicago Presents series.

After a week that began with the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon and by early Friday night saw the city of Boston under a lockdown, some balm for the soul was sorely needed. For the lucky sold-out audience at University of Chicago’s Logan Center, the Scottish Ensemble with English trumpeter Alison Balsom as soloist was more than happy to oblige. Their all-Baroque program, performed with infectious zest and formidable technical skill, was a powerful reminder of human goodness.

 

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