Alison Balsom

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  1. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    This looks like a great event at Town Hall on May 13, 2007. Free tickets......The price is right:cool:
    I think I will be there.
    Wilmer
     
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  2. Alex Yates

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    I wish I could catch it. Lucky you Wilmer! Enjoy!
     
  3. Hardnut

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    I'd love to go too...damn the Atlantic Ocean...let us know how it goes!

    Chris.
     
  4. westview1900

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    Mr Wise have you ever attended a free Town Hall event? Do the tickets go quickly? I travel from eastern Long Island and it would be a downer if there were no tickets left. I guess I better have a plan "B" ready.
     
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  5. Alex Yates

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    This information might help you Westview.


    Free for All at Town Hall is an excellent (and free) annual series.
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    Free for All at Town Hall Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary:
    Top-tier classical music presented in the historic Town Hall.
    All seats are free to the public.

    Free For All At Town Hall - Spectacular Concerts
    212-707-8787

    April 29, 5pm
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano

    May 13, 5pm
    Alison Balsom, trumpet
    Acclaimed British trumpeter makes her New York debut


    May 20, 5pm
    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg & Anne-Marie McDermott
    The Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano.

    May 27, 2pm & 7pm
    Konstantin Lifschitz, piano
    Bach's Well Tempered Klavier Books I and II in Two Concerts.

    No Money, No Reservations, No Jackets Required! Tickets available
    only at the Town Hall box office, 123 West 43rd Street between 6th
    Avenue and Broadway, starting at noon the day of the concert. Two
    tickets per person, per concert. First come, first served. Sorry, no
    reservations.
     
  6. westview1900

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    Thank you for the information Ms Yates. It's funny, I live on Long Island, but I don't go into the city very much. I guess I figure that I can always go another time.
    Thanks again.
     
  7. mahaberio

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    aaa
     
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  8. wiseone2

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    I have never stood in line for tickets in NYC, I think I will try it this time.
    Town Hall at noon, May 13 2007.......... it's the kind of thing I used to do with my mom when I was a kid.
    Wilmer
     
  9. wiseone2

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    I just got back from the concert................ it was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
    Alison Balsom played on a picc, C trumpet AND a natural trumpet. The nat have holes for tuning purpose. She played the whole concert by memory!
    She played flawlessly.
    I had great seats in the balcony. Jimmy Owens, Chris Bubolz, Dominic Derasse and Mike Ponella were in attendance. A TM member from L.I. was there, I'm bad with names, sorry:-(

    Her playing was impeccable. She played with an ensemble made up of violin, cello and keyboards. The first half used harpsichord, the second part was played on piano.

    The program was widely varied. She started the concert on piccolo, a Scherzer, I think, then switched to the natural trumpet. The first half of the concert was baroque music.
    The second half began with the Goedicke "Concert Etude," it was well played. She arranged or transcribed everything on the program.
    de Falla, Lindberg and Piazolla, were the other composers played on the second half.

    I was impressed by her ease of execution, her accuracy, her dead-on intonation......I did not see her using any false fingering, my friends say she used 2 and 3 on the Ebs. I didn't see it:cool:
    She has chops to burn, that was a long concert.


    And she is stunning to look at:-)

    Wilmer
     
  10. westview1900

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    I want to thank you Mr. Wise for announcing this concert. If you hadn't said anything, I'd never have known and I would have missed a great concert. It was very nice to have met you as well.
    Bob
     

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