The Philadelphia Orchestra
Lina Gonzalez-Granados Conductor
Branford Marsalis Saxophone
Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
Villa-Lobos Fantasia, for saxophone and orchestra
Dvořák Serenade for Winds
The Philadelphia Orchestra in partnership with WHYY Public Media proudly present Branford Marsalis Plays Villa-Lobos.
New Orleans-born Branford Marsalis is an award-winning saxophonist, band leader, featured classical soloist, and a film and Broadway composer who has also toured with Sting and the Grateful Dead. Marsalis recently composed music for and scored the upcoming Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He joins the Orchestra, led by Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados, for Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto and Villa-Lobos’s Fantasia, which features improvisational-sounding phrases, syncopation, and virtuosic technique.
Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for 72 hours.
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