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Past Event

Perth International Arts Festival presents

Wynton Marsalis' Swing Symphony

A rare audience with a jazz icon.

USA

Thu 3 Mar, 7.30pm

Perth Concert Hall

Tickets $16

  • Music
  • Classical Music

About

Join us for a journey through jazz history, as virtuoso trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Wynton Marsalis, brings his renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to the Festival. This big band features some of the top musicians from the American jazz scene and their expert take on jazz classics has filled concert halls around the world.

Marsalis and his band share the stage with our own West Australian Symphony Orchestra as they perform Marsalis’ homage to the evolution of swing.

Marsalis’ third symphonic composition, Swing Symphony has been performed with the world’s great orchestras. Now the West Australian Symphony Orchestra is added to this list, joining Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for one huge musical celebration.

From ragtime and mambo to bebop and African-American church music, this is virtuosic jazz on a grand scale.

Download the event program for Wynton Marsalis' Swing Symphony here.

PROGRAM
Jazz Standards announced from the stage Various
Symphony No. 3 (Swing Symphony) Marsalis

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Fri 4 Mar

FREE MASTERCLASS
Tue 1 Mar, 7pm
Music Auditorium at Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts Masterclass with the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra. 

THE MASTERCLASS IS NOW FULL.

Awards & Reviews

‘The energy and invention were amazing … one could hear the sounds of America itself.’

Cast & Crew / Artists

Wynton Marsalis

Music Director and Trumpet

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Orchestras

Christopher Dragon

Conductor

Tickets

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Education Resources

Recommended for ages 12+

 

The schools allocation for the masterclass is exhausted. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist please contact schools@perthfestival.com.au

 

Information for Teachers and Excursion Plan

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Before the Show

The Company

The Music

After the Show

Venue

Perth Concert Hall

Location
5 St Georges Terrace, Perth Show in Google Maps ›
Phone
08 9321 9900
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