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Acclaimed trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth to perform at MSO Spring Concert April 12

Apr 09, 2014

Already one of the leading trumpet soloists of her generation, internationally acclaimed musical star Tine Thing Helseth will perform in April with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou.

She has appeared with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Munich Symphony and Prague Radio Symphony, to name a few. She will play Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E Major and the Bach-Vivaldi Trumpet Concerto in D Major. The MSO will also perform Mozart's Symphony No. 40.

Helseth, born in Oslo, Norway, in 1987, started to play trumpet at the age of 7 at the Barrett Due Institute of Music. She made her first public appearance at 9 and a memorable impression at her first recital when she was 14. At the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Awards, she was given the honorable task to open the great gala concert in Oslo, which was televised all over the world.

She opened the 2012 Memorial Concert for the victims of the 2011 attack in Norway, playing “Mitt lille land” (My Little Country) by Ole Paus, from the roof of Oslo City Hall.

Her debut album, “Classical Trumpet Concertos with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra,” was released in November 2007 on the Norwegian Simax label and named Classical Recording of the Year by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Her second album, “My Heart is Ever Present,” a collection of Helseth’s favorite Christmas songs and hymns released in November 2009, went to gold in the Norwegian classical chart after just three weeks.

In early 2012, Tine released her debut discs on EMI Classics: a solo disc with RLPO, “Storyteller,” and a collaborative album, “10,” with her all-female brass ensemble, tenThing. Helseth released another CD in March 2013 - aptly titled "Tine" - the disc presents a personal selection of original and transcribed works, accompanied by the renowned British pianist Kathryn Stott.

The Spring Concert will be performed Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Mariner’s Bethel Church, Route 26 and Central Avenue, Ocean View. Tickets, $35, are available at the door. A free insightful and enlightening discussion about the evening’s program presented by Diane Nagorka takes place at 6:45 p.m.

A limited number of complimentary tickets is available to 18-year-olds and under; however, reservations for these tickets must be made in advance. For tickets and information, call 1-888-846-8600 or go to midatlanticsymphony.org where the ticket order form can be downloaded by clicking on Concerts - Tickets.

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