Branford Marsalis
“Among the world’s most celebrated saxophonists, Branford Marsalis straddles the jazz and classical genres with enviable style and ease...” Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, June 16, 2017
  • Saint-Saëns Suite algérienne
  • GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams”

When a Russian conductor teams up with an American jazzman to perform classical music, the result is saxophone as you’ve never heard it before. Composed in 1934 when Alexander Glazunov was living in self-imposed exile in Paris, the Saxophone Concerto brims with homesickness, yet flows with a musical freedom impermissable in Soviet-era Russia. After performing to rave reviews with the New York Philharmonic and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, three-time Grammy award winner Branford Marsalis pairs up once again with internationally-renowned conductor Andrey Boreyko for a concert hailed by critics as an “unmitigated delight.”

Thursday Bravo series subscribers attend this concert. 
The Casual Fridays version of this performance will take place on March 2, 2018 and will begin at 7 p.m.

Duration

Performance is approximately 2 hours including intermission.

video: Branford Plays Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
Branford Plays Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
video: Maestra
Maestra
Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis
Andrey Boreyko © Richard de Stoutz

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