“Selling Out?!” explores the Faustian choices artists flirt with when they utilize pop culture in the creation of their work; are they selling out? In homage to Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale,” composers Tania León and Wynton Marsalis utilize popular dance forms, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music to spice up their modernist compositions.
“Permutation Seven” by Tania León
“Fiddler’s Tale” by Wynton Marsalis
Tania León, born in Cuba and a vital personality in today’s music scene, is a highly regarded composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations. She has been the subject of profiles on ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Univision (including their noted series “Orgullo Hispano” which celebrates living American Latinos whose contributions in society have been invaluable), Telemundo and independent films.
Wynton Learson Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, United States. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
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Location: The Promontory