Performance & Music
Wednesday, March 28; 8:00pm
Internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis will play in concert with student musicians. As a Cornell A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Marsalis will showcase his skills as an educator, composer, and performer, as he mentors student musicians at Cornell. The concert will feature his newly revised orchestral composition, Blues Symphony, played by the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, a piece which infuses blues and ragtime rhythms into classical orchestrations, creating a genre-bending piece that introduces classical and jazz fans to new musical elements.
The second half of the concert program features the Jazz Band, under the direction of Paul Merrill, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by James Spinazzola. Marsalis will perform with both ensembles, and selections include some of his arrangements of jazz greats, including Bernstein, Ellington, and Coltrane.
The concert is free and open to the public with no tickets required. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 7:15pm.