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

Click here to purchase tickets or call (404) 733-5000

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  1. nice post… keep it up…

    rachel on Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:25am

  2. Will Wynton be attending the full gala evening consisting of dinner/dancing, dessert/dancing. O know the dinner is for the patrons at $1000, the dessert/dancing is priced at $125. Will he dessert with us?

    Joyce E on Sep 6th, 2009 at 2:07am

  3. Wynton will be attending all three performances.

    Meghan on Sep 3rd, 2009 at 3:17pm

  4. I don’t know. I hope he’s there.

    Phillip Adcock on Sep 3rd, 2009 at 3:04pm

  5. Will Wynton be attending?

    NicRinke on Sep 2nd, 2009 at 9:04pm

  6. I’m going! Three hundred years from now Wynton will be remembered as one of the greatest of our time. I hope this new work is well received.

    Phillip Adcock on Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:47am

  7. I can’t go to the concerts because I live in Spain, but is the simphony going to be recorded?
    I hope so.

    Niko (from Vitoria-Gasteiz) on Aug 31st, 2009 at 8:11am

  8. WOW. I’m truly looking forward to this….For a fellow with such an amazing canon of work this is beyond words, so I’ll stop

    ken mask on Aug 28th, 2009 at 2:02pm