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Branford Marsalis Plays Villa-Lobos


November 12, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
– November 15, 2020, 11:00 PM ET


Please note: Digital Stage concerts begin with a
performance premiere, followed by on-demand
access for 72 hours.

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Performance Details

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Lina Gonzalez-Granados Conductor
Branford Marsalis Saxophone


Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
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.

Digital Stage FAQ

Digital Stage


Lead support for the Digital Stage is provided by:

Claudia and Richard Balderston
Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
The CHG Charitable Trust
Edith R. Dixon
Innisfree Foundation
Gretchen and M. Roy Jackson
Dr. Richard M. Klein
Neal W. Krouse
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley
Ralph and Beth Muller
Neubauer Family Foundation
William Penn Foundation
The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage
Peter and Mari Shaw
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Townsend
Waterman Trust
Constance and Sankey Williams
Wyncote Foundation


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