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  • Read the Libretto for Wynton Marsalis’ The Ever Fonky Lowdown

    Posted on June 7th, 2018 in News

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  • World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ (The Ever Fonky Lowdown)

    Posted on May 7th, 2018 in Concerts

    In 1994, Wynton Marsalis premiered his first big band composition commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blood on the Fields, about a couple’s journey from slavery to freedom. Nearly 25 years after the premiere of this powerful work which earned him a Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1997, Marsalis will premiere (The Ever Fonky Lowdown), the latest entry in his renowned canon of music exploring America’s relationship to racial matters. (The Ever Fonky Lowdown) will premiere on June 7 ─ 9 at 8pm in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, located on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Review: Wynton Marsalis’s Urban Symphony for the Philharmonic

    Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Review

    The next time Wynton Marsalis writes a symphony for the New York Philharmonic, he might want to plan from the start to keep it well under an hour. At least if he wants to assure that the Philharmonic will be able to perform it complete. Timing was a factor in 2010, when Alan Gilbert led the American premiere of Mr. Marsalis’s Symphony No. 3, “Swing Symphony,” on a season-opening gala program. Because it was being televised on “Live From Lincoln Center,” the concert had to come in under two hours. So Mr. Gilbert dropped the first of Mr. Marsalis’s six movements, which still left some 45 minutes of music. (The symphony was performed in full the following season, and then again, with yet another movement added, in 2013.)   Keep reading »

  • Alan Gilbert and New York Philharmonic Present World Premiere of THE JUNGLE By Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 18th, 2016 in Concerts

    Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis’s The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned by the Philharmonic as the first of The New York Commissions, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; William Bolcom’s Trombone Concerto with Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi as soloist; and Copland’s Quiet City, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin and English horn player Grace Shryock in her Philharmonic solo debut. The performances take place Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m.   Keep reading »

  • World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony

    Posted on October 29th, 2009 in Concerts | 3

    Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will now premiere selected movements of composer-musician Wynton Marsalis’s new symphonic work, Blues Symphony, November 19-22, 2009 in Atlanta Symphony Hall. The programming change was made in order to give the Orchestra an adequate amount of time to fully realize the composer’s expanded vision for the piece.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ new work snappy, satisfying

    Posted on September 26th, 2008 in Review

    Even Wynton Marsalis would admit that brevity has never been his strong suit as a composer. His Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz oratorio “Blood on the Fields” ran three hours, and his previous classically oriented works include the 45-minute string quartet “Octoroon Balls” and the 100-minute oratorio “All Rise” for orchestra, jazz band and chorus.   Keep reading »

  • The World Premieres of Ted Nash’s Portrait In Seven Shades

    Posted on February 8th, 2007 in Concerts | 6

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere saxophonist Ted Nash musical composition entitled “Portrait in Seven Shades” in a concert entitled Jazz and Art on February 22, 23, 24 at Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, depicting the influence of one art form on another.   Keep reading »

  • History joins with melody on Big Easy stage

    Posted on April 23rd, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    “More soaring, more powerful,” Wynton Marsalis told the brass section. “I need more freedom in the music.”   Keep reading »

  • ‘Congo’ dedicated to New Orleans

    Posted on April 16th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis has lived in the Big Apple for more than 25 years, but his heart is still in the Big Easy, as befits a New Orleans native whose music is steeped in the rich cultural traditions of his hometown.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz In Motion: World Premieres by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Guaranteed kinetic energy takes place on the stage of the Rose Theater on November 3, 4, 5 at 8pm with Jazz In Motion. Welcome, composed by Wynton Marsalis and choreographed by Peter Martins, is performed by Charles McPherson and a New York City Ballet dancer.   Keep reading »