featuring Branford Marsalis
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Rachmaninoff – Vocalise
G. Prokofiev — Saxophone Concerto (world premiere)
Prokofiev — Romeo and Juliet Suite
Prelude at 7pm
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to The Baker Museum. Special museum hours on day of performance: 10am-8pm.
Grammy-winning saxophonist and Tony-nominee 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 Copland, Debussy, Glazunov, Ibert, Mahler, Milhaud, Rorem and Vaughn Williams. Making his first appearance with the New York Philharmonic in the summer of 2010, Marsalis was again invited to join them as soloist in their 2010‐11 concert series where he unequivocally demonstrated his versatility and prowess, bringing “a gracious poise and supple tone…and an insouciant swagger” (The New York Times) to the repertoire.