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Chris Lee

NACO Live: Marsalis and Mahler

with the NAC Orchestra

2022-06-17 20:00 2022-06-17 21:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: NACO Live: Marsalis and Mahler

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30032

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Conductor: Alexander Shelley Guest artist: Chris Lee, tuba  Lovers of both classical music and jazz will find much to celebrate when the NAC Orchestra and NACO’s principal tubist Chris Lee perform the Canadian premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Tuba Concerto, a marvellous hybrid of musical genres, and an NAC co-commission. Though he might be better known for his work in jazz, Wynton is no stranger to classical music, having composed a violin...

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Friday, June 17, 2022
8 PM EDT
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Chris Lee
Music Classical music
  • MARSALIS, Wynton Tuba Concerto
  • Mahler Symphony No. 1

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Conductor: Alexander Shelley

Guest artist: Chris Lee, tuba 

Lovers of both classical music and jazz will find much to celebrate when the NAC Orchestra and NACO’s principal tubist Chris Lee perform the Canadian premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s Tuba Concerto, a marvellous hybrid of musical genres, and an NAC co-commission. Though he might be better known for his work in jazz, Wynton is no stranger to classical music, having composed a violin concerto, numerous symphonies, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio. In fact, at the age of 22, Wynton became the only person ever to win a GRAMMY in both classical and jazz music in the same year. 

Gustav Mahler worked his Symphony No. 1 through several iterations over the years,using all the musical means at his disposal to create what he called “a symphonic poem in two sections.”

The result is a beautiful world rich with inspiration,and a symphony that is now a staple of the classical music canon.

Chris Lee
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