LA LA LAND IN CONCERT
HOLIDAY POPS OCTOBER 7â€“14, 2017
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VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE EVENTS MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 39 RACHMANINOV SYMPHONY NO. 3 SEATTLESYMPHONY.ORG/29SALE
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OCTOBER 7–14, 2017
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3 OR MORE CONCERTS
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, AT 8PM
GIDON KREMER SCHUMANN VIOLIN CONCERTO Ludovic Morlot, conductor Gidon Kremer, violin MENDELSSOHN: Sinfonia No. 10 SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
One of the world’s truly great violinists makes a rare visit to perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto, a work of angelic beauty. Music Director Ludovic Morlot leads Mendelssohn’s ode to Italy. Gidon Kremer’s performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, AT 7:30PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, AT 8PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, AT 8PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, AT 12 NOON
VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS
BAROQUE & WINE SERIES SPONSORED BY | Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin
AVISON: Concerto Grosso No. 3 in D minor (after Scarlatti) VIVALDI: “Cessate, omai cessate” VIVALDI: The Four Seasons Only Dmitry Sinkovsky, hailed as “fiery and agile” by The Seattle Times, can leap from a revenge aria showcasing his steely countertenor voice to the violin wizardry of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, AT 7:30PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, AT 2PM
NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR
SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 10
Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Rick Friend, piano David Schmader, host
Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Beatrice Rana, piano
Deemed one of the greatest horror movies of all time, pianist Rick Friend and members of the Seattle Symphony reawaken this spine-tingling tale of a vampire. bringing pestilence and death to the town of Bremen. “It’s not just a great horror movie.” – The Chicago Tribune
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, AT 2PM
INTO THE ARCTIC KINGDOM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Presenting Sponsor: Florian Schulz, photographer From the Northern Lights to playful polar bear cubs, life beyond the Arctic Circle is unlike anyplace else on Earth, as Florian Schulz found out over the course of 34 months in the untamed north. This production is presented by the Seattle Symphony
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SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 Prokofiev’s most popular and vital piano concerto is well suited for the brilliant young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, while Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony brings a dark irony to his world.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, AT 7:30PM
CREATING S-TOWN: A NEW WAY TO TELL A STORY WITH BRIAN REED LIVE @ BENAROYA HALL
Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the podcast S-Town. In his talk, Brian walks his audience through the process of how he and his collaborators developed an entirely new kind of storytelling, taking techniques from literature and merging them with journalism in ways that hadn’t been done before. Using audio outtakes and reporting details that never made it into the final version, Brian reveals how his team invented this groundbreaking new way of telling a story.
TICKET OFFICE OPENS AT 10AM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, AT 8PM SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, AT 2PM
MORLOT CONDUCTS BERLIOZ Ludovic Morlot, conductor Ian Bostridge, tenor BERLIOZ: Les nuits d’été BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
Nights of love, days of wrath! Two fantastical visions — one sentimental, the other diabolical — reveal Berlioz as the ultimate Romantic artist, overflowing with feelings so enormous that he had to revolutionize the symphony orchestra just to express them. To add to the excitement, the famed English tenor Ian Bostridge graces our stage for the first time.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, AT 8PM
BERLIOZ REQUIEM Ludovic Morlot, conductor Kenneth Tarver, tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale Seattle Pro Musica BERLIOZ: Requiem
Berlioz’s Requiem shakes the earth below and soars to the heavens above, all while surrounding us with a profusion of orchestral and choral colors. This glorious work unites the spiritual and physical aspects of sound like nothing else in music. Berlioz Requiem is generously underwritten by Barney and Rebecca Ebsworth, in memory of Muriel Mueller.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, AT 2PM
JEREMY DENK IN RECITAL
DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS SERIES
Jeremy Denk, piano MOZART: Rondo in A minor PROKOFIEV: Vision fugitives BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 30 SCHUMANN: Symphonic Etudes Seattle Symphony 2017–2018 Featured Artist Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists — an artist The New York Times hails as someone “you want to hear no matter what he performs.”
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, AT 8PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, AT 2 & 8PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, AT 2PM
HOLIDAY POPS SEATTLE POPS Title Sponsor
Stuart Chafetz, conductor Rachel York, vocals Darius de Haas, vocals University of Washington Chorale Featuring holiday classics, traditional favorites and that WOW you’ve grown used to, this year’s Holiday Pops kicks off the season with humor, joy and the heartfelt warmth of the season.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, AT 8PM
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 HOLIDAY SPECIALS
Alastair Willis, conductor Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola Angela Meade, soprano Margaret Gawrysiak, mezzo-soprano Isaiah Bell, tenor Michael Sumuel, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale MOZART: The Magic Flute Overture WILLIAMS: Flos campi BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Choral” The beauty and drama of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony is alternately awe-inspiring and uplifting, with the Ode to Joy the crowning jewel atop this transformative piece. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the ages is a wonderful way to end the year. Susan Gulkis Assadi’s performances are generously underwritten by Sue and Robert Collett and an anonymous donor.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, AT 9PM
NEW YEAR’S EVE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! HOLIDAY SPECIALS
Michael Krajewski, conductor Tony DeSare, piano & vocals Pianist/singer Tony DeSare takes you on a journey, spanning more than a century of piano’s greatest hits. Stops along the way highlight the perennial favorites of Elton John, Ray Charles, John Lennon and finishes off with Rhapsody in Blue. Follow the performance with a post-concert party that includes a glass of champagne, a live performance and dancing all the way to the midnight countdown and beyond!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, AT 8PM
MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 39
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, AT 8PM
PROKOFIEV CONCERTO FESTIVAL 2 SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
Ludovic Morlot, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin
Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Sophie Lee, violin Charlie Albright, piano
STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song LIGETI: Violin Concerto MOZART: Symphony No. 39
PROKOFIEV: Classical Symphony PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3
The lush and haunting Funeral Song — a long-lost score — comes to Seattle following its historic rediscovery in Russia. Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns for Ligeti’s astonishing Violin Concerto. Mozart’s sublime 39th Symphony caps this tribute to musical innovators.
Prokofiev’s rebel side comes alive in his early Classical Symphony. A piano concerto tailored to American audiences and a violin concerto born in France shed light on the composer’s years of exile and his movement toward a “new simplicity.”
Augustin Hadelich’s performances are generously underwritten by Bob and Clodagh Ash.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, AT 8PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, AT 8PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, AT 2PM
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, AT 8PM
DAUSGAARD CONDUCTS BRAHMS
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Steven Reineke, conductor Jeremy Jordan, vocals
BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 and 10 BRAHMS: Liebeslieder Waltzes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2
SEATTLE POPS Title Sponsor
Showstopping! Steven Reineke leads the Seattle Symphony and Broadway stars Betsy Wolfe and Jeremy Jordan in today’s greatest Broadway hits, from The Book of Mormon to Honeymoon in Vegas, along with songs from such modern classics as Cabaret, Company, Little Shop of Horrors, Nine and much more.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, AT 7:30PM
PROKOFIEV CONCERTO FESTIVAL 1
In the hands of Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard, Brahms’ lilting dances and waltzes will come alive as never before. Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Grant and Dorrit Saviers.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, AT 2PM
VIEW FROM ABOVE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE Presenting Sponsor:
Terry Virts, NASA astronaut
Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Nathan Lee, piano Conrad Tao, piano William Hagen, violin
Former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts helped to install the outpost’s 360-degree observation module, and made good use of it, taking hours of video and hundreds of thousands of still images, including some featured in the National Geographic book View From Above. This production is presented by the Seattle Symphony.
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2 We trace Prokofiev’s genius back to its first flourishes, when he was a standout student-composer and pianist in Imperial Russia. These three breakthrough concertos reveal an emerging voice strong enough to weather the change on the global horizon.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, AT 7:30PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, AT 12 NOON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, AT 8PM
RACHMANINOV SYMPHONY NO. 3 Cristian Măcelaru, conductor Vilde Frang, violin BOULANGER: Of a Spring Morning ELGAR: Violin Concerto RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 3
Rachmaninov’s final symphony radiates a warm, nostalgic beauty rooted in the Russia of his early life. The virtuosic violinist Vilde Frang performs Elgar’s emotional Violin Concerto, a work demanding extraordinary technical skills and physical and emotional stamina. Vilde Frang’s performances are generously underwritten by Ilene and Elwood Hertzog.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, AT 8PM
MORLOT CONDUCTS STRAUSS Ludovic Morlot, conductor
DAVID LANG: symphony without a hero (World Premiere) R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben Richard Strauss’ epic tone poem celebrates an unlikely hero: himself. After Pulitzer and Grammy wins (plus an Oscar nomination), American composer David Lang marks a new milestone with his first symphony, respectfully flipping Strauss’ priorities. symphony without a hero is commissioned by the Seattle Symphony with the generous support of the Lynn and Brian Grant Family.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, AT 4PM
CELEBRATE ASIA SPECIAL PERFORMANCES DaYe Lin, conductor Nishat Khan, sitar Warren Chang, erhu Seattle Chinese Orchestra
ZHOU LONG: The Rhyme of Taigu NISHAT KHAN: The Gate of the Moon MOZART: Allegro from Eine kleine Nachtmusik HUOYUAN WU: Capriccio for the Red Plum Blossom Traditional Chinese folk songs XIAOGU ZHU: A medley of Chinese movie songs The Seattle Symphony’s tenth annual Celebrate Asia concert features music by famous Chinese and Indian composers. Highlighted by pre- and post-concert entertainment, this spectacular event is a rare opportunity to revel in the rich musical traditions of Seattle’s vibrant Asian communities. Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, AT 7:30PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, AT 7:30PM
LA LA LAND IN CONCERT WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
Experience the original musical film like never before — with a live symphony orchestra! The Seattle Symphony performs La La Land’s Oscar®-winning score alongside the film’s original vocal recordings. Relive the glamour of the film as it plays on a big screen above the orchestra. Winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
$29 TICKETS* WHEN YOU CHOOSE 3 OR MORE CONCERTS SALE ENDS OCTOBER 14, 2017.
LA LA LAND
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, AT 8PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, AT 8PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, AT 2PM
JUST A KISS AWAY!
LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON
WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY SEATTLE POPS Title Sponsor Stuart Chafetz, conductor Lisa Fischer, vocals The unforgettable Lisa Fischer spent decades singing her heart out with The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross and Chris Botti. Twenty Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-winning documentary, brought Fischer center stage. In this new program, Lisa recreates rock anthems like “Gimme Shelter” and “Rock and Roll” using the rich colors and textures of the orchestra.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, AT 8PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, AT 8PM
VIVALDI GLORIA SIGNATURE SERIES
Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin Northwest Boychoir J.C. BACH: Sinfonia in G minor VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in D major, “per la solennità di San Lorenzo” VIVALDI: Gloria Vivaldi’s Gloria, an exultant hymn created for music students at a Catholic orphanage, expresses the most divine aspects of the violinist/composer/clergyman once known as “The Red Priest.” The multi-talented Dmitry Sinkovsky also leads a sparkling Vivaldi concerto and a forward-thinking symphony from Bach’s youngest son.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, MARCH 3, AT 8PM SUNDAY, MARCH 4, AT 2PM
SCHUBERT UNFINISHED SYMPHONY
Thomas Zehetmair, conductor & violin HAYDN: Symphony No. 49, “La passione” MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 ARVO PÄRT: Fratres SCHUBERT: “Unfinished” Symphony The much sought-after Thomas Zehetmair conducts and solos in this program where Haydn and Schubert plumb the depths of somber angst and passion, while Mozart and Pärt lift the violin to transcendent, rapturous heights.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, MARCH 24, AT 8PM SUNDAY, MARCH 25, AT 2PM
SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 2 Ludovic Morlot, conductor
SIBELIUS: The Oceanides BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 From Sibelius’ Mediterranean nymphs to Britten’s North Sea fishermen, these aquatic scenes capture the wonder of open water. In the Second Symphony, we encounter a distinctly Finnish musical world with its gorgeous melodies and haunting nationalistic atmosphere that earned Sibelius a place on the world stage.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, AT 8PM SATURDAY, APRIL 14, AT 8PM SUNDAY, APRIL 15, AT 2PM
THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA SEATTLE POPS Title Sponsor
As the composer of “Mood Indigo,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” “Satin Doll” and many, many more, Duke Ellington liked to call his music “American Music” rather than jazz. Whatever we call it, his music carries us forward still today thanks to the masterful musicians who comprise his legendary band.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, AT 7:30PM SATURDAY, APRIL 21, AT 8PM
DEBUSSY LA MER Ludovic Morlot, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano IBERT: Escales SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome DEBUSSY: La mer
We bring you musical tourism at its most luxurious, with stops at Ibert’s Mediterranean ports of call, Respighi’s beloved Roman fountains and Debussy’s dreamy seascapes. The sensational young pianist Daniil Trifonov follows in the footsteps of Scriabin, a fellow Russian prodigy who created this opulent Piano Concerto at the age of 24. Danill Trifonov’s performances are generously underwritten by Charles and Maria Schweizer. Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday night concert. Both events free with ticket purchase.
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3 OR MORE CONCERTS OCTOBER 7–14, 2017
TICKET OFFICE OPENS AT 10AM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7.