Branford Marsalis with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Thursday, October 9 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium
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“[Marsalis has] a gracious poise and supple tone . . . and an insouciant swagger.” — The New York Times

“The Chamber Orchestra always walks a fine line . . . creating an experience that’s differentiated from what else goes on . . . So singular . . . it won’t be like anything else around.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

Multiple Grammy Award–winning saxophonist, Tony Award nominee, and composer Branford Marsalis joins the highly celebrated Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in an evening of Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and others. Regarded as one of the finest jazz saxophone players today, Mr. Marsalis began recording classical works in 1986 with the famed English Chamber Orchestra, and he has gone on to perform with countless symphonies including multiple appearances with the New York Philharmonic.

Performance repertoire:

J. S. Bach — Air on a G String, from Suite #3 in D Major, BWV 1068 (Orchestra only)
Albinoni — Concerto À Cinque for Oboe, Strings and Continuo in C Major, Op. 9, No. 5 (Transcription: Marsalis)
Purcell — Incidental Music for Strings (Suite from Abdelazer or The Moor’s Revenge) (Orchestra only)
Dornel — Oboe Sonata in G Major
Intermission
Locatelli — Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 1 No. 6 (Orchestra only)
Handel — “Al Lampo Dell” armi (aria from Guilio Cesare)
Handel — “Cara Speme, Questo Core Tu Cominci” (aria from Guilio Cesare) (Transcriptions: Marsalis)
J. S. Bach — Concerto for Oboe D’Amour, Strings and Continuo in A (Transcription: Marsalis)

LingerFollowing Branford Marsalis’s performance, we invite you to extend your evening with coffee and dessert on the portico of Laxson Auditorium, weather permitting.

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If you like Branford Marsalis and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, we also recommend: Alpin Hong, California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio, Allen Toussaint & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Hot Club of San Francisco.