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  • Join Wynton on the Road!  Live Webcast March 1st & 3rd

    Posted on February 28th, 2012 in Concerts | 2

    Catch up with Wynton and the JLCO live on the road in Savannah, GA (presented by the Savannah Music Festival) and in Atlanta, GA (presented by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra).  The JLCO is currently on a month long tour. Livestream has launched a brand new platform and we are excited to be a part of it - check it out and follow Wynton’s page to make sure you don’t miss any of his events: “new.livestream.com/wyntonmarsalis”:http://new.livestream.com/wyntonmarsalis   Keep reading »

  • ASO’s performance of Blues Symphony to be broadcast on Monday, January 18th

    Posted on January 13th, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the 18th annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “A King Celebration” on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. The performance, commemorating the life and work of the celebrated civil rights leader, will take place in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel of Morehouse College, the alma mater of Dr. King. The program will feature movements II, III, IV, V and VI of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony; Part I of Slavery Documents by Donald Sur; Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, and the traditional “We Shall Overcome.” The concert will be broadcast…   Keep reading »

  • World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony

    Posted on October 29th, 2009 in Concerts | 3

    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.   Keep reading »

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

    Posted on August 28th, 2009 in Concerts | 8

    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…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton was a guest on the Kenny Burns Show

    Posted on February 4th, 2009 in Video | 1

    On January 30, 2009, Wynton was in Atlanta with JLCO to play at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Following the performance, the Collective Renaissance Guild (CRG) privy guests assembled in the Woodruff Arts Center for an exclusive cocktail reception with Wynton and other members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Celebrity personality Kenny Burns moderated a Q&A session about the power of jazz music and its impact on the Hip Hop culture. . Click “Read more” to watch the video from the event…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play and speak in Atlanta

    Posted on July 17th, 2008 in Concerts, Speech | 5

    Wynton now is in Atlanta to rehearse with his quintet and members of Atlanta Simphony Orchestra. On Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center – Symphony Hall, they will perform music from the CDs “The Midnight Blues” and “Hot House Flowers”, featuring Wynton, Walter Blanding on saxophone, Dan Nimmer on piano, Carlos Henriquez on bass, and Ali Jackson on drums. On July 20, Princeton professor Cornel West and Wynton sit down to discuss artists and the Civil Rights continuum with Carrie Mae Weems.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s work with the Atlanta Symphony postponed

    Posted on July 4th, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    Wynton has postponed the world premiere of his “American Symphony,” his first all-orchestral work. It was originally scheduled to be performed July 19 by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and conductor Robert Spano at the National Black Arts Festival, with repeat performances Nov. 6 and 7 during the ASO’s 2008-09 main season. The premiere is to be rescheduled (dates to be announced).   Keep reading »