After an unforgettable concert in 2017, the world-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis will be back with the OSM. A reputed artist recognized internationally in both jazz and classical circles, this artist will demonstrate the variety of ways his instrument is employed in the chamber repertoire. Joined by OSM musicians and OSM Competition winners, Marsalis offers a rare opportunity to hear works by Adolf Busch and Ellen Taafe Zwilich, as well as the audaciously scored Quarteto simbólico by Villa-Lobos. The tableau will be completed with pieces by Debussy, including the evocative Danse sacrée et danse profane.
Adolf Busch, Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 34 (16 min)
Debussy, Syrinx, for solo flute (3 min)
Villa-Lobos, Quarteto simbólico, W181, excerpt (9 min)
Debussy, Danse sacrée et danse profane (9 min)
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet (17 min)