Win FREE TIX to See Branford Marsalis & the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC on Wednesday

Branford Marsalis
Branford Marsalis

Although master saxophonist Branford Marsalis is best known as a world renowned jazz musician, composer and educator, he’s nothing if not versatile – having played with such diverse musicians as Sting, Public Enemy and the Dead.

But he’s also quite an accomplished classical saxophonist, as he’ll prove on Wednesday night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center when he joins the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of conductor Giancarlo Guerrero. The program will feature Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” Bizet’s “Suite from Carmen,” Williams’ “Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Ravel’s “Bolero” and “Rapsodie Espagnole,” as well as Milhaud’s “Scaramouche Suite for Saxophone and Orchestra.” The concert gets underway at 8pm.

Reserved amphitheater seats are currently on sale for $31, $41.50, $49.50, $65.50 and $72.50; general admission lawn tix are $20. And kids 12 and under are admitted free on the lawn.

BUT WAIT A MINUTE… We’ve got a pair of FREE LAWN TICKETS to give away to Wednesday night’s concert to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Wednesday morning. Good luck! Congratulations, LP!

  1. LP says

    Branford…. fan of whatever he does….hasn’t been around in a while….never ever disappoints…..

  2. nic says

    I would love to go!

  3. Ronn says

    Nothing better than to be right SPAC in the middle of JAZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

  4. nurettin ipek says

    I am a huge marsalis fan and would love to have the oportunity to be able to see him live at my favorite venue SPAC

  5. Katie says

    Big fan of French classical sax music here! (Seriously.)

  6. Bryan says


  7. Rose Brennan says

    Love to see tis great musician with the Philly orchestra!

  8. Stephanie says

    I’d love to go!

  9. Roberto says

    Love the site & love Branford. . . .greetings from Helsinki!

  10. Richard Johnson says

    a comment ( you said post a comment)

  11. Sloan says

    Love Branford!

  12. mark emanatian says

    Love Brandford-I saw him Fall of 1984 with Sting in Cincinnati-I would love to see him in this setting

  13. MP Farrell says

    Who Dat!

  14. Corinne says

    It would be an honor to see and witness live such an incredibly talented and versatile artist!

  15. Margaret says

    What could be more appealing? Marsallis & an the orchestra during mid-week? Sure to be the beginning of one fantastic upcoming weekend! Whooo Hooo! Blow Honey! Blow! 🙂

  16. Tim Doherty says

    Free tickets to this would be as close to the price I paid to my first SPAC orchestra performance in 67 or 68. Wow when I think of the lawn ticket prices back then.

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