Carol Jantsch to premiere Wynton Marsalis Tuba Concerto with Philadelphia Orchestra

On May 5, 2021, the Philadelphia Orchestra announced plans for its Fall 2021 season. Amidst works that bring inclusivity to the orchestral world, a new tuba concerto written by Jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis will be included in the orchestra’s special performances.

Marsalis is no stranger to symphonic writing as some of his compositions include several symphonies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, and a violin concerto recorded by Nicola Benedetti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Leading the Orchestra in this World Premiere performance will be Yannick Nézet-Séguin with the soloist being tubist Carol Jantsch, a pioneering musician also known for many cross-genre collaborations including her cover band Tubular.

Marsalis’s Tuba Concerto

Thursday, December 9 / 7:30 PM
Friday, December 10 / 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 12 / 2:00 PM

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
Carol Jantsch, Tuba

Marsalis Tuba Concerto (world premiere — Philadelphia Orchestra co-commission)
Brahms Symphony No. 1

Event details and tickets on: Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Wynton Marsalis‘s newly minted Tuba Concerto is given its world premiere on the Philadelphia Orchestra stage. Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch will be the first to perform this brilliant pairing of classical and jazz in Marsalis’s inimitable style. More than a century before, Brahms spent 23 years struggling with the pressure to write a symphony. When his long-awaited Symphony No. 1 finally premiered in 1876, a friend and critic noted, “Seldom, if ever, has the entire musical world awaited a composer’s first symphony with such tense anticipation … [but audiences] will immediately recognize it as one of the most distinctive and magnificent works of the symphonic literature.”

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