Movement III. This is my ragtime. In New Orleans, the early ragtime bands played marches, waltzes, schottische and other dances. All of this is incorporated into this movement.
Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s new symphonic work, Blues Symphony. The new work celebrates the blues through the prism of different moments in American history, and will be the first work by Marsalis composed exclusively for symphony orchestra. Wynton will not be playing on this piece but will be in attendance.
November 19 and 20, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.
November 22, 2009, at 3:00 p.m.
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center