New York Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ Blues Symphony at JALC
New York, NY – American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 38th season with Blues Symphony & Beyond led by ACO Music Director George Manahan on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 8pm at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert will feature the New York premiere of Blues Symphony by Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center (Marsalis does not perform in this work). The concert will also feature the world premiere of Courtney Bryan*’s Sanctum, commissioned by ACO. Bryan is a past participant in ACO’s groundbreaking *Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI), which gives jazz composers the opportunity for vital hands-on experience working with a symphony orchestra. A revised and expanded version of *Uri Caine*’s Double Trouble, featuring the composer at the piano, completes the program.!!