All of the works in this Sunday's New York Philharmonic broadcast have a jazz connection. Igor Stravinsky's 1918 Ragtime for 11 Instruments draws its inspiration from popular music of the time, including jazz. Aaron Copland's jazz-steeped Clarinet Concerto dates from 30 years later, a commission from Benny Goodman. Wynton Marsalis has describe his "Swing Symphony" as a symphonic meditation on the evolution of swing, and prominently features the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with the Philharmonic. Alan Gilbert and Case Scaglione conduct. A fascinating program, Sunday, June 23 at 4 pm on WRTI.
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; Marc Nuccio, clarinet
Stravinsky: Ragtime for 11 Instruments
Shostakovich: Tahiti Trot
Copland: Clarinet Concerto
Wynton Marsalis: "Swing Symphony" (Symphony No. 3)