Hear it here first: a semester-long residency of rehearsals and study will culminate in the world premiere of the hour-long, newly-revised, complete Blues Symphony by Wynton Marsalis. Composed in seven movements, Blues Symphony features a compendium of Marsalis’s encyclopedic knowledge of blues, jazz, and other traditional American music. The program will also include Marsalis’s Quintet, underscoring the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s versatility as a jazz composer, performer, symphonic composer, and educator.
Made possible through the generous support of Patricia and Lloyd Howell, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Amphion Foundation, and the Van Auken Family Private Foundation, honoring global efforts to advance awareness and early detection of lung cancer.
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