The trumpet virtuoso today unrols her first Cheltenham Music Festival, marking its 75th anniversary.
Among other novelties, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will perform the world premiere of Thea Musgrave’s Trumpet Concerto with Alison Balsom as soloist. Musgrave was the first female composer to be commissioned by the Festival in 1956.
Manchester Camerata with saxophonist Jess Gillam will give two world premieres -by Anna Clyne and Gavin Bryars.
Composium, a day-long event, will focus on the Festival as a place for composers and new music.