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B EETH OV EN’ S N I N T H Carlos Kalmar, conductor Nathalie Paulin, soprano Angela Niederloh, mezzo–soprano Brendan Tuohy, tenor Charles Robert Stephens, bass Seattle Symphony Chorale BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

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H A NDE L & VI VALD I Tania Miller, conductor / Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, piccolo HANDEL: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba GEMINIANI: Concerto grosso in D minor No. 5, “La folia” C.P.E. BACH: Symphony in G major, W 182/1 VIVALDI: Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443 CORELLI: Concerto grosso No. 1 in D major HANDEL: Water Music Suite No. 1

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BAC H ’S CO F F EEHOU S E Jeannette Sorrell, conductor & harpsichord / Mark Robbins, French horn Demarre McGill, flute / Elisa Barston, violin / Cordula Merks, violin J.S. BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 2 TELEMANN: Horn Concerto in D major VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Violins in A minor, Op. 3, No. 8 J.S. BACH: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 5 VIVALDI / arr. SORRELL: La folia, “Madness”

“There is nothing like it in all music,” Leonard Bernstein famously said of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Written in 1729 to celebrate Good Friday, Bach’s beloved masterwork remains a pillar of sacred music nearly 300 years after its first performance.

F E B RUARY 2 1 OR FEBRUARY 22

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is presented in partnership with Pacific MusicWorks, who will also present Bach’s intensely dramatic St. John Passion. Led by Pacific MusicWorks Music Director Stephen Stubbs and drawing on the same soloists as the St. Matthew Passion performances, this concert is presented in the intimate Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

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MARCH 1 & 2   | J.S. Bach: St. John Passion

Zimmermann's Coffeehouse in Leipzig was the scene of lively performances by J.S. Bach and his student orchestra. Bach performed not only his own pieces, but also those of his admired colleagues, Telemann and Vivaldi.   

Ludovic Morlot, conductor / Thomas Cooley, tenor (Evangelist) / Dorothee Mields, soprano / Shannon Mercer, soprano / Terry Wey, countertenor / Laura Pudwell, mezzo–soprano / Aaron Sheehan, tenor / Charles Daniels, tenor / Tyler Duncan, baritone / Matthew Brook, bass-baritone / Northwest Boychoir / Seattle Symphony Chorale

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M OZA RT’S MOZ A RT’ S SYMPHONY NO. 29 SYM P H ONI ES Stilian Kirov, conductor NOS . 39 –41 Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola Jordan Anderson, double bass Maria Mannisto, soprano MOZART: Divertimento for Strings in D major DITTERSDORF: Sinfonia concertante for Viola and Double Bass MOZART: Exsultate jubilate, K. 65 MOZART: Symphony No. 29

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M OZA RT’S FI N A L SY MP HON IE S Mozart's late symphonies speak to the composer's incredible ability to run the gamut of expression in his works, from the courtly charm of Symphony No. 39 to the tragic romanticism of Symphony No. 40 and the dazzling power and glory of Symphony No. 41. Mozart’s final symphonies are among the most expressive and brilliant orchestral scores yet written, and they remain as captivating and inventive today as they were more than two centuries ago. Symphonies Nos. 35 – 41 will be performed by the Seattle Symphony during the 2013–2014 season.

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THE TRI STAN EFFECT Ludovic Morlot, conductor WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Few works of art have made such an overwhelming impression on our culture as Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. Beyond the Score® explores this opera from Prelude to Liebestod, in time for Wagner’s 200th birthday.

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PI CTURES AT AN EXHI BI TI O N Stilian Kirov, conductor MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition

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MENDELSSO H N’ S “I TALI AN” SY MP H ONY Stilian Kirov, conductor MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

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A NDR ÁS SCHIFF András Schiff, piano J.S. BACH: “Goldberg” Variations The New York Observer called Schiff “the foremost proponent of Bach’s keyboard music on the modern piano since Glenn Gould.”

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J OS H UA B ELL <<< Joshua Bell, violin Violin icon Joshua Bell, called “one of the finest musicians of his generation” by The Washington Post, performs in recital.

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J OH N LI LL John Lill, piano Pianist John Lill returns to Benaroya Hall for a one-night-only recital featuring pieces by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Prokofiev, plus Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonata.

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