March 29, 2013
McCain Performance Series features trumpeter Alison Balsom on April 9
Trumpet superstar Alison Balsom and the internationally acclaimed Scottish Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium as part of the McCain Performance Series.
Balsom has twice been named the Female Artist of the Year at the Classic BRITs, and has gained a reputation as one of the most noted ambassadors of classical music in the world. She has also been honored with numerous awards by Classic FM, Gramophone and ECHO Klassik, and has been called one of the most distinctive and groundbreaking musicians on the international circuit today.
The Scottish Ensemble is a tight-knit group of versatile and enterprising musicians who have earned a reputation for their adventurous programming and commissioning. The ensemble performs an innovative mix of unusual pieces and well-known works. The group is directed by Jonathan Morton.
The concert will feature works by Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky, among others, with solos by Balsom and Morton.
Tickets cost $18-$42, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, by phone at 785-532-6428 or online.