Tickets On Sale Now for the World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ New Composition

Posted on August 28th, 2009 in Concerts | Tags: atlanta, blues symphony, concerts, facebook

Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of American Symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-musician Wynton Marsalis. One of Mr. Marsalis’s goals as a composer has been to write a new work exclusively for symphony orchestra. American Symphony is that work. Using six movements — March, Spiritual, Danzón, Ragtime, Blues and 4/4 Swing — the work displays a wide range of sound techniques. Marsalis creatively utilizes pointillism, extreme registers and the juxtaposition of blocks of sound against a swinging cymbal, among other means, to achieve a sonic world of vibrant orchestral colors steeped in some of America’s richest musical traditions. The new work is an ASO co-commission with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with generous support from the National Black Arts Festival.

November 19: 8pm
November 20: 8pm
November 22: 3pm
All concerts will be performed at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA

Click here to purchase tickets or call (404) 733-5000

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