Marsalis and Korngold
Cocktail Hour

Marsalis and Korngold
Cocktail Hour

Blues, tango, bebop and the Viennese waltz meet in this one-hour concert of intimate chamber music.

When jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis decided to write a bassoon quintet for one of his colleagues the result was a delicious blend. He begins with a nod to the bassoon’s most famous moment in music (the beginning of The Rite of Spring) and then it’s as if Stravinsky and Piazzolla got in a cab and headed over to Charlie Parker’s. SSO bassoonist Matthew Wilkie takes the lead in this virtuoso music for bassoon and string quartet. Then it’s the String Sextet by 17-year-old Erich Korngold, written just before World War I. This is wonderfully rich music in the high Romantic style with magical moments of Viennese nostalgia including a waltzing intermezzo.

Choose this concert…
To hear the musicians of the SSO up close
To begin your evening with classical music

 

Playlist with Matthew Wilkie

1 May 2018 / City Recital Hall

You can also hear Matthew Wilkie present a personal of music that has inspired him during his career.

More info
 

 

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