Steven Banks. Photo by Chris Lee. Xian Zhang. Photo by Benjamin Ealovega.

Conductor Xian Zhang and saxophonist Steven Banks join the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra for an invigorating program that spans centuries. The evening opens with Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s captivating Primal Message composed in 2020, for string orchestra, harp, and percussion, as an ode to sharing and communication inspired by the Arecibo message. The first saxophonist to ever appear with the orchestra, the charismatic Banks will showcase the vast capabilities of this instrument with Glazunov’s stunning Saxophone Concerto and Ibert’s notoriously difficult Concertino da camera, both composed in the 1930s. The program concludes with Beethoven’s delightful Fourth Symphony. 

Conductor: Xian Zhang
Soloist: Steven Banks, saxophone

PROGRAM:
NGWENYAMA Primal Message
GLAZUNOV Saxophone Concerto
IBERT Concertino da Camera
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Services at 212-875-5456 or [email protected].

 

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