Friday 30th June

ALISON BALSOM OBE                                   

Purcell School Chamber Orchestra and Contemporary Ensemble

Conductor Edward Longstaff

7.30pm St George’s Church, Deal

President of the Deal Festival and international soloist Alison Balsom OBE opens this year’s Deal Festival performing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.  Alison has captivated audiences worldwide with her lyrical playing, exquisite tone and penetrating musicianship. She will be performing with some of the country’s most talented young musicians from the Purcell School with which the Deal Festival has forged a special relationship


Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 1

Purcell pupil composer’s response to Schoenberg

Haydn Trumpet Concerto

Mozart Symphony No.38 ‘Prague’


“Balsom is simply divine” Sunday Telegraph


The Purcell School is one of the UK’s leading specialist music schools, and holds the UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture. Purcell alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE, Catrin Finch, and BBC Young Musician of the Year winners Nicholas Daniel, Lara Melda, and Martin James Bartlett.


‘... it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are  capable of’  Sir Simon Rattle


Ticket Prices: Full £20.00 Festival Friends £18.00 Students £10.00

Tickets available from The Astor Community Theatre, Deal on 01304 370220 or online

Alternatively please click here to download a printable postal booking form.


Prior to the concert at 6.30pm there will be a free 30 minute talk at the Linden Hall Studio, St George’s Road, Deal where Frances Fyfield and Paul Edlin will discuss Haydn's concerto and the history of the trumpet.

Admission Free to concert ticket holders only


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