Wynton Marsalis' The Jungle


with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Sun 31 May 2020 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

Programme to include:
Wynton Marsalis Symphony No 4, ‘The Jungle’

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £85 £75 £55 £40

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Part of the 2019/20 Season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Wynton Marsalis and Sir Simon Rattle blend jazz, blues and classical music in this crossover collaboration with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra .

Wynton Marsalis’ Symphony No 4 ’The Jungle’ is a wild and brilliant portrait of New York City in all its dazzling, cosmopolitan glory. Featuring glimpses of ragtime and elements of popular dance music, its six movements combine rapid and hard-swinging fast passages with poignant blues-tinged melodies and colourful, plushly orchestrated jazz chords. The ‘La Esquina’ movement pays homage the city’s Afro-Latin culture while the work’s finale sees wailing brass spin bold melodies over rhythmic riffs. Like the (second) greatest city in the world, this intoxicating cacophony of sounds, cultures and identities will leave you thinking.

Produced by the LSO and the Barbican. Part of Barbican Presents