Although master saxophonist Branford Marsalis is best known as a world renowned jazz musician, composer and educator, he’s nothing if not versatile – having played with such diverse musicians as Sting, Public Enemy and the Dead.
But he’s also quite an accomplished classical saxophonist, as he’ll prove on Wednesday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center when he joins the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. The program will feature Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Bizet’s “Suite from Carmen,” Williams’ “Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Ravel’s “Bolero” and “Rapsodie Espagnole,” as well as Milhaud’s “Scaramouche Suite for Saxophone and Orchestra.” The concert gets underway at 8pm.
Reserved amphitheater seats are currently on sale for $31, $41.50, $49.50, $65.50 and $72.50; general admission lawn tix are $20. And kids 12 and under are admitted free on the lawn.
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