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2016/17 MENDELSSOHN & SCHUBERT HILARY HAHN BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

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JANUARY 21–28, 2017 ORCHESTRA LEVEL SEATS

KING’S COLLEGE CHOIR BEETHOVEN “PASTORAL” SYMPHONY REBIRTH BRASS BAND RAVEL’S MAGICAL OPERA DAUSGAARD CONDUCTS RACHMANINOV


LUDOVIC MORLOT

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, AT 8PM

MENDELSSOHN & SCHUBERT

James Feddeck, conductor Alexei Lubimov, piano MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”) HAYDN: Piano Concerto in D major RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 5 This concert is supported by Sue and Robert Collett. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, AT 8PM

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS & YUJA WANG IN RECITAL Leonidas Kavakos, violin Yuja Wang, piano JANÁCEK: Violin Sonata SCHUBERT: Fantasie DEBUSSY: Violin Sonata BARTÓK: Violin Sonata No. 1 Media Sponsor: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, AT 8PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, AT 2PM

HILARY HAHN BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Hilary Hahn, violin DEBUSSY: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5 Hilary Hahn’s 2016–2017 residency is generously supported by the Judith Fong Music Director’s Fund. Media Sponsor:

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HILARY HAHN

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, AT 7:30PM

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Experience the music of the world's most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. Media Sponsor: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, AT 8PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, AT 8PM

BACH & HANDEL

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Reginald Mobley, counter-tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale RAMEAU: Suite from Naïs HANDEL: “Fammi combattere mostri e tifei” from Orlando J.S. BACH: Aria: “Widerstehe doch der Sünde” from Cantata No. 54 J.S. BACH: Agnus Dei from Mass in B minor LULLY: Le bourgeois gentilhomme HANDEL: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, AT 2PM

THE RISKY SCIENCE OF EXPLORATION NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Kenny Broad, environmental anthropologist Environmental anthropologist Kenny Broad finds a surprising amount to laugh about as he shares stories of his triumphs, tragedies and just plain weird experiences from cave diving in Cuba to tracking venomous snakes across Vietnam. Hotel Sponsor: Media Sponsors:


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JANUARY 21–28, 2017 TICKET OFFICE OPENS AT 10AM ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, AT 8PM

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II SEATTLE POPS SERIES Title Sponsor: George Daugherty, conductor This side-splitting tribute features Warner Bros.’ greatest classic Looney Tunes projected on a huge screen with the Seattle Symphony playing the original scores live! Created by George Daugherty & David Ka Lik Wong.

■ LIMITED $29 TICKETS AVAILABLE THURSDAY, MARCH 16, AT 7:30PM FRIDAY, MARCH 17, AT 12 NOON SATURDAY, MARCH 18, AT 8PM

BEETHOVEN “PASTORAL” SYMPHONY Ludovic Morlot, conductor James Ehnes, violin DEBUSSY: Printemps AARON JAY KERNIS: Violin Concerto (U.S. Premiere) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” The commission by Aaron Jay Kernis is generously supported by Patricia Tall-Takacs and Gary Takacs. James Ehnes’ performances are generously underwritten by Dana and Ned Laird.

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ONE WEEK ONLY JANUARY 21–28, 2017

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, AT 2PM

BEAUTY & THE BIZARRE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Anand Varma, photographer Photographer Anand Varma shares bizarre — and beautiful — images that reveal the secret life cycle of the honeybee, capture the lightning-fast behaviors of hummingbirds and offer a rare glimpse at our world’s small wonders. Hotel Sponsor: Media Sponsors: MONDAY, MARCH 27, AT 7:30PM

KING’S COLLEGE CHOIR Stephen Cleobury, conductor King’s College Choir The King's College Choir is one of today's most accomplished and renowned representatives of the great British choral tradition. King’s College Choir’s performance is generously underwritten by Dr. Pierre and Mrs. Felice Loebel.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, AT 7:30PM FRIDAY, MARCH 31, AT 12 NOON SATURDAY, APRIL 1, AT 8PM

DAUSGAARD CONDUCTS RACHMANINOV

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Alexander Melnikov, piano Cappella Romana, vocal ensemble Russian Orthodox Chants RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1 RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 2 Alexander Melnikov’s performances are generously underwritten by Ilene and Elwood Hertzog.

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KING'S COLLEGE CHOIR


THOMAS DAUSGAARD

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, AT 2PM

THE MYSTERY OF OUR HUMAN STORY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Lee Berger, paleoanthropologist In 2013, in the remote Rising Star cave system near Johannesburg, South Africa, paleoanthropologist Lee Berger discovered a new species of human ancestor. Come learn about this astonishing discovery that is changing our understanding of human evolution. Hotel Sponsor: Media Sponsors: FRIDAY, APRIL 7, AT 8PM SATURDAY, APRIL 8, AT 8PM SUNDAY, APRIL 9, AT 2PM

REBIRTH BRASS BAND SEATTLE POPS SERIES Title Sponsor: Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, APRIL 22, AT 8PM

MORLOT CONDUCTS BRUCKNER Ludovic Morlot, conductor BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 5 MONDAY, APRIL 24, AT 7:30PM

LEIF OVE ANDSNES & MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN IN RECITAL

Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin, piano MOZART: Larghetto and Allegro in E-flat major STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Two Pianos DEBUSSY: En blanc et noir STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring for Two Pianos These titans of the piano reawaken The Rite of Spring, its pounding rhythms and riotous harmonies all the more striking in Stravinsky’s own four-hand scoring. Mozart, Debussy and Stravinsky’s neoclassical Concerto for Two Pianos provide fascinating counterpoint. Media Sponsors: THURSDAY, APRIL 27, AT 7:30PM

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, AT 7:30PM

TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

Olari Elts, conductor Stephen Hough, piano ERKKI-SVEN TÜÜR: De Profundis (U.S. Premiere) RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances

Emmanuel Krivine, conductor George Li, piano ZEMLINSKY: The Mermaid TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1

RACHMANINOV RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI

Stephen Hough’s performances are generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur.

George Li's performances are generously underwritten by Andrew Bertino-Reibstein in memory of David Reibstein.

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LEIF OVE ANDSNES

MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN


MANKIND TO MARS

FRIDAY, MAY 5, AT 8PM SATURDAY, MAY 6, AT 8PM SUNDAY, MAY 7, AT 2PM

ITALIAN MASTERS BAROQUE & WINE SERIES Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor Artur Girsky, violin Mae Lin, violin Natasha Bazhanov, violin Mikhail Shmidt, violin Efe Baltacıgil, cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo, cello TELEMANN: Concerto Grosso in B-flat major VIVALDI: Concerto for Four Violins and Cello CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 1 VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Cellos GEMINIANI: Concerto grosso in D minor, La folia VIVALDI: “Gelido in ogni vena” from Farnace Efe Baltacıgil's performances are generously underwritten by Patricia and Jon Rosen.

SUNDAY, MAY 14, AT 2PM

MANKIND TO MARS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Andrew Fazekas, space correspondent Welcome aboard a journey of 45 million miles to humankind's next frontier! Space correspondent Andrew Fazekas leads a lively conversation with Mars experts, dramatized in stunning visuals from Nat Geo Channel's new miniseries, MARS. Hotel Sponsor: Media Sponsors:

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JANUARY 21–28, 2017

LUDOVIC MORLOT & SEATTLE SYMPHONY

FRIDAY, MAY 19, AT 8PM SATURDAY, MAY 20, AT 8PM

BROADWAY ROCKS

WITH THE SEATTLE MEN’S CHORUS SEATTLE POPS SERIES Title Sponsor: Steven Reineke, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocals Christiane Noll, vocals Rob Evan, vocals Seattle Men’s Chorus For the first time ever, the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Men’s Chorus team up to perform great rock and contemporary Broadway hits, including hit songs from The Lion King, Wicked, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Opera and many others. Saturday performance sponsored by THURSDAY, JUNE 1, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, JUNE 3, AT 8PM

RAVEL’S MAGICAL OPERA

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jan Lisiecki, piano Soraya Mafi, soprano Sydney Mancasola, soprano Delphine Haidan, mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, tenor Alexandre Duhamel, baritone Anne Patterson, stage director and production designer Jeff Lincoln, lighting designer Northwest Boychoir Seattle Symphony Chorale BIZET: Jeux d’enfants Petite Suite MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9, “Jeunehomme” RAVEL: L'enfant et les sortilèges A rare, semi-staged performance of Ravel’s one-act opera. With charming text by the famed French novelist Colette and Ravel’s masterpiece score, L’enfant et les sortilèges (“The Child and the Spells”) is a rich fantasy of fairy tale characters, plants and little animals brought to life. Ravel is the original sampler, combining elements of ragtime, jazz, 18th century dance and lushness. A musical highpoint of the season not to be missed. Support for Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges is generously provided by the Judith Fong Music Director’s Fund. Concert sponsorship provided by the Nesholm Family Foundation. Audience Development supported by The Wallace Foundation.

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AUDREY LUNA

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, AT 7:30PM FRIDAY, JUNE 9, AT 12 NOON SATURDAY, JUNE 10, AT 8PM

PEKKA KUUSISTO MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Pekka Kuusisto, violin Estelí Gomez, soprano Taylor Ward, baritone HELEN GRIME: New Work (U.S. Premiere) MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto NIELSEN: Symphony No. 3 Pekka Kuusisto’s performances are generously underwritten by Hot Chocolate Fund.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, AT 7:30PM FRIDAY, JUNE 23, AT 8PM SATURDAY, JUNE 24, AT 8PM

MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 5

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Audrey Luna, soprano Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano Seattle Symphony Chorale LIGETI: Requiem MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 Support for Ligeti’s Requiem is generously provided by the Judith Fong Music Director’s Fund.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, JUNE 17, AT 8PM

THE GENIUS OF STRAUSS Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Gun-Brit Barkmin, soprano R. STRAUSS: Four Last Songs R. STRAUSS: Morgen R. STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony Media Sponsor:

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