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  • Nicola Benedetti Performs Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto in LA Phil Premiere

    Posted on July 29th, 2016 in Review

    Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’s new “Concerto in D” for violin is a brainstorm from a genius brain, but it’s a storm that may yet need more taming. The piece was written for Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, who performed it with enthusiasm and stunning technique at her Los Angeles Philharmonic debut Thursday night at the Hollywood Bowl, with Cristian Macelaru conducting.   Keep reading »

  • The short and the long of the American conversation in Wynton Marsalis’ Concerto in D at the Bowl

    Posted on July 29th, 2016 in Review

    Every election year is about competing visions of America and what it means to be an American. Political parties this summer are particularly divided between and among themselves. The Hollywood Bowl, however, has offered to help with the vision thing.   Keep reading »

  • The challenge Nicola Benedetti threw down to get Wynton Marsalis to write a ‘wild’ violin concerto

    Posted on July 27th, 2016 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti was 17 when she met American jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. A rising classical star, she was on her own in New York for the first time for a performance at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Posted on February 6th, 2011 in Profiles & Interviews

    The ambitious bandleader’s new piece, ‘Swing Symphony,’ is a musical manifesto not only on the melding of jazz and classical but on the cultural crosscurrents that he feels are at the heart of America’s greatness.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ stunning opus transcends race and epochs

    Posted on January 15th, 2007 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    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.
    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.

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  • All Rise in stores now!

    Posted on October 1st, 2002 in Music

    In stores October 1, 2002, the Sony Classical release of Wynton Marsalis’ ‘All Rise’ comes more than five years after his epic oratorio ‘Blood on the Fields’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ‘All Rise,’ however, cannot be considered simply a follow-up. In fact, Marsalis first began developing the ideas behind ‘All Rise’ ten years ago, and viewed ‘Blood on the Fields’ as a step in an artistic progression that would allow him to ultimately craft his 12-movement masterpiece

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  • All Rise: Wynton’s new Album due October 1st

    Posted on September 24th, 2002 in Music

    The new CD from Wynton Marsalis, titled All Rise, is due in stores October 1st.
    All Rise, is an evening-length twelve-part composition that was commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic with the LCJO and the Morgan State University Choir.

    More info and complete track list

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  • A Self-Conscious Celebration of Life in ‘All Rise’

    Posted on September 15th, 2001 in Review

    Anyone who hadn’t before appreciated the phenomenal resolve of New Yorkers does now, watching the city pull together with heroic spirit in the wake of its terrible tragedy. That ingrained New York confidence may also explain why the New York Philharmonic developed an extreme case of millennium fever.   Keep reading »

  • Affirming Life in the Midst of a Tragedy

    Posted on September 13th, 2001 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis, like most of the nation, was riveted to the television Tuesday as the terrorist tragedy in Manhattan and Washington unfolded.   Keep reading »

  • United in Music

    Posted on September 13th, 2001 in Profiles & Interviews

    Is there really only one Wynton Marsalis? Look in one direction and there he is, leading the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra through a program of jazz classics. Look in another, and he’s in a studio recording a Haydn trumpet concerto.   Keep reading »