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Marsalis, Philadelphia orchestra go by the book at the Wallis
Marsalis, Philadelphia orchestra go by the book at the Wallis

Branford Marsalis can be a beguiling saxophonist, whether as a jazz player, a pop musician or, increasingly, in the classical repertory. In the latter, he has distinguished himself particularly in French and Russian saxophone concertos, and he has also inspired new American concert works. Now he has attempted to beguile with the Baroque. Touring with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a program of French, German and Italian Baroque pieces called "Well-Tempered," Marsalis made a stop Thursday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Not only does Marsalis express an obvious respect for the music, he has the potential to bring something useful to...

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