Trumpeter Balsom cancels H&H dates

January 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

By Aaron Keebaugh

Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom has cancelled her upcoming performances with the Handel and Haydn Society due to illness. The British trumpeter was scheduled to perform Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto with the period instrument orchestra Friday night and Sunday afternoon at Symphony Hall.

The concerts will go on as scheduled, with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture taking the place of the concerto.

“Even without Alison, our audiences will be amazed by the high energy and sparkle of this program and, in particular, the incredible versatility of its conductor, Richard Egarr,” said H&H executive director Marie-Hélène Bernard in a press release.

The rest of the program will remain unchanged, with Richard Egarr conducting H&H in Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, W.F.E. Bach’s Symphony in G major, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

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