Tickets On Sale Now for the World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ New Composition
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 of America’s richest musical traditions. The new work is an ASO co-commission with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with generous support from the National Black Arts Festival.
November 19: 8pm
November 20: 8pm
November 22: 3pm
All concerts will be performed at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, GA
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