Trumpeter to perform at MSO spring concert

Trumpet soloist 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. 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 had her first recital when she was 14. At the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Awards, she was given the task of opening the great gala concert in Oslo, which was televised around 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 the Oslo City Hall.

Helseth’s 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 three weeks.

In early 2012, Helseth 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. She released a further CD in March 2013 — titled “Tine,” the disc presents a personal selection of original and transcribed works, accompanied by British pianist Kathryn Stott.

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

The concert will also be held on Thursday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Easton Church of God, 1009 N. Washington Street, Easton, Md., and on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Community Church, Racetrack Road, Ocean Pines, Md.

Tickets cost $35 for adults. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to those younger than 18; however, reservations for these tickets must be made in advance. For tickets and information, call 1-888-846-8600 or visit the MSO Website at www.midatlanticsymphony.org, where the ticket order form can be downloaded by clicking on “Concerts – Tickets.”