World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony

Posted on October 29th, 2009 in Composition | Tags: composition

Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will now premiere selected movements of composer-musician Wynton Marsalis’s new symphonic work, Blues Symphony, November 19-22, 2009 in Atlanta Symphony Hall. The programming change was made in order to give the Orchestra an adequate amount of time to fully realize the composer’s expanded vision for the piece.
The new work, celebrating the blues through the prism of different moments in American history, will be presented as part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Annual King Celebration on January 14, 2010. Now in its 18th year, the King Celebration commemorates the life and work of the celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., and takes place in the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College. The concert will be broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today on January 18, 2010.

November 19 and 20, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.
November 22, 2009, at 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center

For tickets and more information, click here:
http://www.atlantasymphony.org/Calendar/2009/Marsalis-Gershwin-and-Ravel.aspx or call (404) 733-5000

Prior to the premiere, Wynton will take part in Conversations of Note, a conversation between Wynton and ASO Music Director Robert Spano spotlighting the World Premiere of Wynton’s Blues Symphony and his previous and upcoming compositions.

This event is free and open to the public. Due to space limitations, RSVPs are strongly encouraged. To RSVP for this event please call 404.733.4850.

Wednesday, November 18th at 7 p.m.
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center

Watch Wynton discuss the movements of Blues Symphony on Facebook:

Movement I-II

Movement III

Movement IV

Movement V

Movement VI

Movement VII

The score