Daniel Cohen Takes Part in Julliard Orchestra Project at Carnegie Hall
A remarkable collaboration took place at Carnegie Hall on February 23, when the Juilliard Orchestra and the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra give their first-ever joint concert. The two ensembles performed Swing Symphony by Wynton Marsalis (’81, trumpet), director of Juilliard Jazz, under the baton of David Robertson, head of conducting studies.
Though the formal performance will be a first, plans reach back further. In fall 2019, Robertson led the two ensembles in a joint reading of Swing Symphony. And at the beginning of the following school year, with the pandemic in full force, he oversaw jazz and classical students in a virtual reading of the piece that premiered at Juilliard’s virtual gala.
Israeli saxophonist and AICF grant recipient Daniel Cohen participated in the special concert.