Concert Details

Branford Marsalis with the VSO

  • Branford Marsalis

  • Joey Calderazzo and Branford Marsalis

  • Conductor / Performers

    Gordon Gerrard conductor

    Branford Marsalis saxophone

    Joey Calderazzo piano

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  • Repertoire

    Bernstein
    Overture to Candide

    Milhaud
    Scaramouche, Suite for saxophone and orchestra*

    Gershwin, arr. Whitney
    An American in Paris

    John Williams
    Escapades for saxophone and orchestra*
    (from the film "Catch Me if You Can")

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NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Branford has become increasingly sought after as a featured soloist with such acclaimed orchestras as the Chicago, Detroit, Düsseldorf, and North Carolina Symphonies and the Boston Pops, with a growing repertoire that includes compositions by Debussy, Glazunov, Mahler, Milhaud, and Vaughan Williams along with select jazz pieces. Making his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic in 2010, Marsalis demonstrated his versatility and prowess, bringing “a gracious poise and supple tone…and an insouciant swagger” (New York Times) to the repertoire. Whatever the musical context, Branford Marsalis embodies a commitment to musical excellence.

Branford performs the first half with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and in the second half is joined by his longtime quartet pianist Joey Calderazzo.

Presented in partnership with the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.


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Performance Dates

  • Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

    8pm Orpheum Theatre