Notes of Resistance: Wynton Marsalis on ‘All Rise’
The first performance of “All Rise,” Wynton Marsalis‘s epic and extraordinary jazz symphony, didn’t quite go as planned. “It sounded so bad that first night,” Marsalis sighs, recalling the December 1999 premiere at Lincoln Center. “It was like I was in the middle of a bunch of noise. I felt like I had inflicted a crime on about two hundred people in public.” Keep reading »
A 2006 DownBeat Feature on Wynton Marsalis, Who Turned 50 Yesterday
I couldn’t attend Wynton Marsalis’s four 50th birthday concerts in which he presented repertoire from his 30+ years in the music business. All accounts state — no doubt accurately — that to witness them was an extraordinary experience. Keep reading »
CSO thunders gloriously with Marsalis’ `All Rise’
Call it a tonic for troubled times.Keep reading »
Wynton Marsalis’ “All Rise”—an epic work that addresses fundamental questions of faith, crisis and deliverance—does not go gently into the night.
Marsalis’ stunning opus transcends race and epochs
The New York Philharmonic messed up rhythms, the singers struggled to find their cues and conductor Kurt Masur begged for last-minute clarifications in a score that never had been performed before.Keep reading »
Meanwhile, composer Wynton Marsalis paced the stage of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, attempting to answer 1,001 questions lobbed at him by instrumentalists, singers, technicians and practically everyone else within earshot.
Wynton Marsalis marries jazz and classical music like no one else. SOME years ago, surveying the historic divide between classical music and pop, a critic observed, “Jazz, once the arch-fiend threatening the whole fabric of musical society, is now allowed to be respectable, as a sort of first cousin to serious music who prefers to live apart.” Keep reading »
Special video and photo report: Wynton playing All Rise in London
Last Sunday October 2, we were in London to meet Wynton and listen to his composition: All Rise. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kurt Masur.Keep reading »
All Rise: The freedom of jazz
The idea of a synthesis of Classical music and Jazz is nearly as old as Jazz itself—from Gershwin and Stravinsky through Bernstein, Brubeck or Jacques Loussier. But Wynton Marsalis, the outstanding New York-based trumpeter and bandleader, educator and composer from New Orleans, has a special approach.Keep reading »
Wynton Marsalis: Blowing his own trumpet
The leading voice in American jazz is bringing his epic work for choir, orchestra and jazz band to Britain. All the music of his country is there, the composer tells Michael Church Keep reading »
All Rise opens Boston Symphony’s 2004 season at Tanglewood
Kurt Masur opens Boston Symphony’s 2004 season at Tanglewood on July 9 with the Tanglewood premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ All Rise!Keep reading »
This program - an encore of the work’s acclaimed Boston premiere at Symphony Hall last December - features the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wynton on trumpet, soprano Laquita Mitchell, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Renée Hardy, tenor Brian Robinson, and bass Robert Honeysucker.
Wynton playing All Rise with Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Kurt Masur will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Boston premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ All Rise, December 3, 4, 6 at Symphony Hall, featuring Wynton on trumpet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, soprano NaGuanda Miller, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Renee Hardy, tenor Brian Robinson, baritone Robert Honeysucker, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor.Keep reading »