French Connections

Branford Marsalis

2024-25 Season: Classical Series, John Williams Forever!
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Location

Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Date

Saturday, April 12, 2025, 7:30 PM EST

Duration

2 Hours
Intermission

Programming

French inspiration is interspersed through the program featuring Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche and Lawrence Golan’s Giovanna d’Arco. Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche showcases the acclaimed alto saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Inspired by Harlem jazz, Scaramouche repeats familiar, cheerful melodies. John Williams’s Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra effuses progressive jazz, which highlights Branford Marsalis. Composed to honor Maestro Golan’s daughter, you do not want to miss the East Coast premiere of Golan’s Giovanna d’Arco. Hector Berlioz’s dramatic Symphonie fantastique follows a hero to his demise.

Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche
John Williams: Catch Me If You Can, Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Lawrence Golan: Giovanna d’Arco [Joan of Arc] East Coast Premiere
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Artists
Lawrence Golan

Conductor
Lawrence Golan is in high demand across the United States and internationally.
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Branford Marsalis

Alto Saxophone
A frequent soloist with classical ensembles, Branford has become increasingly sought after.
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Pre-Concert Talk
On the night of classical concerts, Pre-Concert Talks will take place from the front of the Appell Center’s Strand Theatre stage at 6:30-7PM. Admission is free for all ticket holders. Assistant Conductor Rebekah O’Brien will take you on an enlightening journey of the forthcoming concert. We look forward to seeing you!
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