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17 SEASON

LUDOVIC MORLOT, MUSIC DIRECTOR


Welcome to the SEASON Seattle Symphony’s 2017–2018 Season of …

SPECTACULAR MASTERPIECES

EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS Michael Curry’s Persephone

Joshua Bell


WORLD RENOWNED ARTISTS

John Williams

Renée Fleming

TODAY’S MOST COMPELLING COMPOSERS John Luther Adams

… All Yours to Enjoy in the Magnificent Benaroya Hall


MASTERWORKS Find Inspiration in the Greatest Works of Mahler, Bernstein and Stravinsky SEPTEMBER 21 OR 23

MAHLER RESURRECTION SYMPHONY Ludovic Morlot, conductor Malin Christensson, soprano Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano Seattle Symphony Chorale BERLIOZ: The Death of Cleopatra MAHLER: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” Songs of death and rebirth launch an aweinspiring new season. Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony is a life-affirming journey that overwhelms you like a thunderbolt of clarity and awakening. Plus, Berlioz’s vivid depiction of Cleopatra’s downfall. Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony is generously underwritten by The Nesholm Family Foundation.

OCTOBER 26 OR 29*

SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 10 Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Beatrice Rana, piano 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. *Please note the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, October 29, at 2pm.

FEBRUARY 1 OR 3

RACHMANINOV SYMPHONY NO. 3 Vilde Frang

Michael Curry's Persephone

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Cristian Mˇacelaru, conductor Vilde Frang, violin BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps 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.


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or Thursdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 8pm

Stravinsky A Storyteller at His Best

MARCH 22 OR 24

JUNE 14 OR 16

SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 2

WONDERFUL TOWN

Ludovic Morlot, conductor SIBELIUS: The Oceanides BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes 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.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Benjamin Lulich, clarinet Jessica Rivera, soprano Kevin Deas, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale ALEXANDRA GARDNER: New Work (World Premiere) BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs BERNSTEIN: Wonderful Town Leonard Bernstein understood the pulse of American life like no other composer, and his sassy, energetic scores still get our blood pumping. The Seattle Symphony brings Bernstein’s Broadway classic Wonderful Town to life with “Christopher Street,” “A Little Bit in Love,” “Ohio” and the “Conga!” JUNE 28 OR 30

SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY NO. 3 ORGAN Ludovic Morlot APRIL 26 OR 28

STRAVINSKY PERSEPHONE Ludovic Morlot, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano Kenneth Tarver, tenor Cristina Valdés, piano | Jessica Choe, piano Li-Tan Hsu, piano | Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble Anna Marra, dancer | Northwest Boychoir Seattle Symphony Chorale Michael Curry, director & designer STRAVINSKY: Song of the Volga Boatmen STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY: Les noces STRAVINSKY: Persephone Hearing any of these Stravinsky rarities live is a special treat. To witness them together on one spectacular night — with star soloists, dancers, puppeteers, three choirs, four grand pianos and the Seattle Symphony, all led by Ludovic Morlot — will be unforgettable.

Kazuki Yamada, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ” Saint-Saëns’ astonishingly long career spanned from Beethoven to Stravinsky, which meant he was forever experimenting with new styles. This constant evolution shows through in his thrilling and majestic Third Symphony, which he himself acknowledged to be daunting to perform. “Daunting or not, it’s a one-of-a-kind work that’s perfectly suited to Benaroya Hall with its famous and impressive organ!”

Jessica Rivera

You don’t need to have attended a traditional wedding in rural Russia to identify with the volatile emotions Stravinsky captured in Les noces, from the rowdy groomsman to the weeping mother of the bride. This performance featuring Russia’s Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble draws out the raw, folk-based roots of a work that clarified Stravinsky’s path out of his homeland (musically and personally) after The Rite of Spring. In the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, Stravinsky fleshed out the crisp neoclassical style that defined his years of exile in Europe. With Persephone, his third dramatization of Greek mythology, Stravinsky completed the transformation from explosive young outsider to suave citizen of the world. In a historic production the fanciful artist and puppet designer Michael Curry reimagines an ancient tale of self-sacrifice and renewal. This fresh look at the 20th century’s most iconic composer underscores a theme that unites his entire output: guided by a deep fascination with human rituals and myths, Stravinsky produced music that transcended any one culture or era.


MASTERWORKS Revel in the Timeless Classics of Brahms, Debussy and Copland OCTOBER 5 OR 7

ENIGMA VARIATIONS Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano BRAHMS: Tragic Overture BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 1 ELGAR: Enigma Variations Musical imagination runs wild in Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Brahms’ Tragic Overture, two powerful expressions of private thoughts. Bartók’s First Piano Concerto, with its scintillating folksongs and nocturnal mysteries, shimmers like a Hungarian hall of mirrors in Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s hands. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James & Sherry Raisbeck.

NOVEMBER 9 OR 11

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. This concert is generously underwritten by Barney Ebsworth and Rebecca Layman-Amato.

JANUARY 4 OR 6

MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 39

Featured Artist Kenneth Tarver

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Daniil Trifonov

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song LIGETI: Violin Concerto MOZART: Symphony No. 39 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.


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or Thursdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 8pm

Bernstein Defying Stereotypes

JANUARY 25 OR 27

MAY 17 OR 20*

DAUSGAARD CONDUCTS BRAHMS

PROKOFIEV ROMEO & JULIET

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 and 10 BRAHMS: Liebeslieder Waltzes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 In the hands of Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard, Brahms’ lilting dances and waltzes will come alive as never before. And relish the symphony that Brahms himself described as “all blue sky, babbling of streams, sunshine and cool green shade.”

Karina Canellakis, conductor Efe Baltacıgil, cello DVOŘÁK: The Wild Dove HAYDN: Cello Concerto in D major PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 Shakespeare’s tragedy of young love and family honor, rendered in the universal language of dance, inspired Prokofiev’s most impassioned and romantic music. Seattle Symphony's Principal Cello Efe Baltacıgil takes on Haydn’s enriching Cello Concerto.

MARCH 15 OR 17

CARMINA BURANA Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Raquel Lojendio, soprano Ross Hauck, tenor Jarrett Ott, baritone Northwest Boychoir Seattle Symphony Chorale DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat ORFF: Carmina burana Come feast upon this musical extravaganza, starting with the exuberant mischief and flamenco flair of Manuel de Falla’s The ThreeCornered Hat. In the deliciously indulgent Carmina burana, Carl Orff serves up a thunderous paean to food, drink and love. APRIL 19 OR 21

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.

Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously underwritten by Patricia and Jon Rosen. *Please note the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, May 20, at 2pm.

Johannes Moser JUNE 21 OR 23

COPLAND SYMPHONY NO. 3 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Johannes Moser, cello BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide ANDREW NORMAN: Cello Concerto (World Premiere) COPLAND: Symphony No. 3 Copland’s Third Symphony, with its rousing Fanfare for the Common Man, adds a distinctly American strain to the grand symphonic tradition. The Symphony premieres the new cello concerto by one of the most feted of all young American composers, written for the remarkable Johannes Moser. The commission by Andrew Norman is generously underwritten by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.

As the date approaches that would have been Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, we celebrate this incomparable creator and ambassador of American music. Born in Massachusetts to UkrainianJewish parents, Bernstein dove headlong into the melting pot of popular music, even using his thesis at Harvard to make the argument that African American traditions must be the bedrock of a truly American approach to composition. When he brought jazz and dance music into his concert works, including the Prelude, Fugue and Riffs written for big band clarinetist Woody Herman, Bernstein melded those worlds effortlessly and joyfully, defying the stereotype of a “serious” composer. Bernstein’s inclusive and playful attitude also made him one of our most beloved composers of musicals. In partnership with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, we present Bernstein’s Wonderful Town, the charming tale of two sisters from the Midwest trying to make it in New York City. While they wonder why, oh why, oh why they ever left Ohio, we can enjoy the spectacle of American cultures colliding in Bernstein’s hit Broadway show. See Page 5 for Concert Details.


MASTERWORKS Rejoice in the Beauty of Rachmaninov, the Joy of Beethoven and the Monumental Works of Berlioz OCTOBER 12 OR 14

GIDON KREMER IN SEATTLE 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. NOVEMBER 2 OR 4

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.

Ian Bostridge

Ludovic Morlot

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Gidon Kremer


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or Thursdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays at 8pm

NOVEMBER 30 OR DECEMBER 2

MARCH 29 OR 31

RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS BECOME DESERT

Johannes Debus, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3 FRANCK: Symphony in D minor Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was designed to capitalize on the composer’s superhuman hands. Pianist Kirill Gerstein, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation,” draws out every nuance of its rich musical language.

FEBRUARY 8 OR 10

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.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Seattle Symphony Chorale BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become Desert (World Premiere) Jeremy Denk, one of America’s foremost pianists, performs Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto, a work that represents a visionary composer with the insight and inspiration to understand his world and shape its future. John Luther Adams, the creator of Become Ocean, is back with the sequel to the work that took the classical music scene by storm and captured the admiration and imagination of millions. The legacy lives on in the world premiere of Become Desert. The commission by John Luther Adams is generously underwritten by Dale and Leslie Chihuly. Jeremy Denk’s performances are generously underwritten by Dr. Susan Detweiler in memory of Dr. Alexander Clowes.

The commission by David Lang is generously underwritten by the Lynn and Brian Grant Family.

MARCH 1 OR 3

SCHUBERT UNFINISHED SYMPHONY Thomas Zehetmair, conductor & violin HAYDN: Symphony No. 49, “La passione” MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 ARVO PÄRT: Fratres SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished” 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. These sublime compositions demonstrate the emotional range of pure music from across the centuries.

John Luther Adams MAY 31 OR JUNE 2

SIBELIUS KULLERVO Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Benjamin Appl, baritone Men of the Seattle Symphony Chorale SIBELIUS: Kullervo As a follow up to the thrilling Sibelius Festival in 2015, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings his unique insights into Sibelius’ world with Kullervo, an adventurous saga derived from Finnish folk mythology. When the young Sibelius embraced his national identity, he raised new hope and pride in Finland while forever altering the course of symphonic music.

Berlioz From Musical Outsider to Trailblazer

Hector Berlioz delivered a shock to the musical system that still reverberates today. Before he entered the Paris Conservatory at 24, he was a dropout from medical school and a selftaught composer who could barely play an instrument. He came to music as a passionate and inquisitive outsider, and he made his mark by rewriting any rules that limited his expressive range. Berlioz needed only four years to advance from his first real training to the Symphonie fantastique, a creation of such stunning originality that it still feels scandalously wild. (His earlier cantata dramatizing the death of Cleopatra, featured this September, offers a tantalizing preview.) Berlioz did not set out to redefine the orchestra; he simply refused to compromise his vision, be it the feverish infatuation of the Symphonie fantastique or the hazy nostalgia of the song cycle Les nuits d'été. To truly grasp this artist unbound by limitations, come witness the immense and deeply spiritual Requiem, with its miraculous tone colors that lift the age-old Mass for the dead to exalted new heights.


MASTERWORKS Delight in Eight Sunday Afternoons with Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Chopin SEPTEMBER 24

MAHLER RESURRECTION SYMPHONY Ludovic Morlot, conductor Malin Christensson, soprano Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano Seattle Symphony Chorale BERLIOZ: The Death of Cleopatra MAHLER: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” Songs of death and rebirth launch an aweinspiring new season. Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony is a life-affirming journey that overwhelms you like a thunderbolt of clarity and awakening. Plus! Berlioz’s vivid depiction of Cleopatra’s downfall. Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony is generously underwritten by The Nesholm Family Foundation.

NOVEMBER 5

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. MARCH 4

SCHUBERT UNFINISHED SYMPHONY

Raquel Lojendio

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Thomas Zehetmair

Thomas Zehetmair, conductor & violin HAYDN: Symphony No. 49, “La passione” MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 ARVO PÄRT: Fratres SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished” 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.


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Sundays at 2pm

matinee MARCH 18

CARMINA BURANA Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Raquel Lojendio, soprano Ross Hauck, tenor Jarrett Ott, baritone Northwest Boychoir Seattle Symphony Chorale DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat ORFF: Carmina burana Come feast upon this musical extravaganza, starting with the exuberant mischief and flamenco flair of Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat. In the deliciously indulgent Carmina burana, Carl Orff serves up a thunderous paean to food, drink and love.

MAY 6

MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin Julia Lezhneva, soprano HANDEL: Overture to Agrippina VIVALDI and HANDEL: Arias and duets MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish” MOZART: “Ch’io mi scordi di te?” Inspired by many boyhood trips to Italy, Mozart infused his Violin Concerto No. 5 with enchanting forms borrowed from Italian operas and orchestral works. Baroque specialist Dmitry Sinkovsky is on hand to showcase this Italian-inspired work alongside passionate arias from Handel and Vivaldi. JUNE 3

SIBELIUS KULLERVO

Thomas Dausgaard MARCH 25

SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 2 Ludovic Morlot, conductor SIBELIUS: The Oceanides BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes 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.

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Benjamin Appl, baritone Men of the Seattle Symphony Chorale SIBELIUS: Kullervo As a follow up to the thrilling Sibelius Festival in 2015, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings his unique insights into Sibelius’ world with Kullervo, an adventurous saga derived from Finnish folk mythology. When the young Sibelius embraced his national identity, he raised new hope and pride in Finland while forever altering the course of symphonic music.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

JULY 1

SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY NO. 3 ORGAN Kazuki Yamada, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ” Saint-Saëns’ astonishingly long career spanned from Beethoven to Stravinsky, which meant he was forever experimenting with new styles. This constant evolution shows through in his thrilling and majestic Third Symphony, which he himself acknowledged to be daunting to perform. Daunting or not, it’s a one-of-a-kind work that’s perfectly suited to Benaroya Hall with its famous and impressive organ!

Kazuki Yamada


MASTERWORKS

Fridays at 12 noon

matinee

Enjoy the Music of Vivaldi, Prokofiev and Haydn

OCTOBER 27

MARCH 9

Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor & 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 Four Seasons. He shares the spotlight with Seattle Symphony members in a spirited Concerto Grosso.

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Benjamin Lulich, clarinet MENDELSSOHN: The Fair Melusine Overture NIELSEN: Clarinet concerto HAYDN: Symphony No. 49 SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished Pablo Rus Broseta leads the orchestra in this program where Haydn and Schubert plumb the depths of somber angst and passion. Plus, Seattle Symphony’s Principal Clarinet Benjamin Lulich solos on Nielsen’s Clarinet concerto.

VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS HAYDN & SCHUBERT

DECEMBER 1

RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 Johannes Debus, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3 FRANCK: Symphony in D minor Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto was designed to capitalize on the composer’s superhuman hands. Pianist Kirill Gerstein, hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most respected pianists of his generation,” draws out every nuance of its rich musical language. FEBRUARY 2

RACHMANINOV SYMPHONY NO. 3 Cristian Mˇacelaru, conductor Vilde Frang, violin BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps 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.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

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Jeremy Denk MARCH 30

BEETHOVEN EMPEROR CONCERTO Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Seattle Symphony Chorale BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 In Sibelius’ 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. Jeremy Denk’s performances are generously underwritten by Dr. Susan Detweiler in memory of Dr. Alexander Clowes.


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Prokofiev,s Unmistakable Voice

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, AT 7:30PM

PROKOFIEV CONCERTO FESTIVAL 1 Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Nathan Lee, piano Conrad Tao, piano William Hagen, violin 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 studentcomposer and pianist in Imperial Russia. These three breakthrough concertos reveal an emerging voice strong enough to weather the change on the global horizon. FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, AT 8PM

PROKOFIEV CONCERTO FESTIVAL 2 Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Sophie Lee, violin Charlie Albright, piano PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1, “Classical” PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 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 which shed light on the composer’s years of exile and his movement toward a “new simplicity.” *These concerts are special add-ons and not part of the 5H Series

Moving through a world that crumbled and transformed around him, Sergey Prokofiev always remained true to himself. With his first two piano concertos, written while still a student in Moscow, he tested the path of the virtuoso composer-performer, like Rachmaninov before him. The First Violin Concerto, one of Prokofiev’s last Russian works, showed his penchant for lyrical melodies and dancing rhythms. Even in these early creations, we already encounter Prokofiev’s unmistakable voice: effortlessly crisp and bright, yet tinged with streaks of incisive wit. After fleeing his homeland in 1917, Prokofiev tried his luck in America with the glitzy Third Piano Concerto, and still he maintained his unique sincerity and charm. With the Second Violin Concerto, he capped his decades of exile with music so clear and forthright that he flummoxed all the cynical modernists. Just as he had with the deceptively simple “Classical” Symphony almost twenty years earlier, Prokofiev continually challenged himself to strip away all falsehood. What he left behind was a body of music unparalleled in its sparkling vitality.


MASTERWORKS Witness Supremely Talented Guest Artists like Gidon Kremer, Augustin Hadelich and Daniil Trifonov. OCTOBER 5 OR 7

ENIGMA VARIATIONS Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano BRAHMS: Tragic Overture BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 1 ELGAR: Enigma Variations Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James & Sherry Raisbeck.

OCTOBER 12 OR 14

GIDON KREMER IN SEATTLE Ludovic Morlot, conductor Gidon Kremer, violin MENDELSSOHN: Sinfonia No. 10 SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian” NOVEMBER 2 OR 4

MORLOT CONDUCTS BERLIOZ Ludovic Morlot, conductor Ian Bostridge, tenor BERLIOZ: Les nuits d'été BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique NOVEMBER 9 OR 11

BERLIOZ REQUIEM Ludovic Morlot, conductor Kenneth Tarver, tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale Seattle Pro Musica BERLIOZ: Requiem This concert is generously underwritten by Barney Ebsworth and Rebecca Layman-Amato.

JANUARY 4 OR 6

Augustin Hadelich

Thomas Dausgaard

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MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 39 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song LIGETI: Violin Concerto MOZART: Symphony No. 39


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Saturdays at 8pm

JANUARY 25 OR 27

MARCH 29 OR 31

DAUSGAARD CONDUCTS BRAHMS

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS BECOME DESERT

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 & 10 BRAHMS: Liebeslieder Waltzes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Seattle Symphony Chorale BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become Desert (World Premiere)

FEBRUARY 8 OR 10

The commission by John Luther Adams is generously underwritten by Leslie and Dale Chihuly.

MORLOT CONDUCTS STRAUSS Ludovic Morlot, conductor DAVID LANG: symphony without a hero (World Premiere) R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben The commission by David Lang is generously underwritten by the Lynn and Brian Grant Family.

MARCH 1 OR 3

SCHUBERT UNFINISHED SYMPHONY Thomas Zehetmair, conductor & violin HAYDN: Symphony No. 49, “La passione” MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 ARVO PÄRT: Fratres SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished” MARCH 15 OR 17

CARMINA BURANA Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Raquel Lojendio, soprano Ross Hauck, tenor Jarrett Ott, baritone Northwest Boychoir Seattle Symphony Chorale DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat ORFF: Carmina burana

Jeremy Denk’s performances are generously underwritten by Dr. Susan Detweiler in memory of Dr. Alexander Clowes

APRIL 19 OR 21

DEBUSSY LA MER Ludovic Morlot, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano IBERT: Escales SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome DEBUSSY: La mer MAY 17 OR 20*

PROKOFIEV ROMEO & JULIET Karina Canellakis, conductor Efe Baltacıgil, cello DVOŘÁK: The Wild Dove HAYDN: Cello Concerto in D major PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously underwritten by Patricia and Jon Rosen. * Please note that the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, May 20, at 2pm.

MAY 31 OR JUNE 2

SIBELIUS KULLERVO Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Benjamin Appl, baritone Men of the Seattle Symphony Chorale SIBELIUS: Kullervo

For more information on each concert see pages 6–9.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Maria Männistö


“… one of the most essential symphony orchestras in the country.” – WQXR, New York


Darius de Haas

SEPTEMBER 29–OCTOBER 1

SURPRISE SEASON OPENER To be announced on March 18, 2017 DECEMBER 8–10

HOLIDAY POPS Stuart Chafetz, conductor Darius de Haas, vocals University of Washington Chorale A holiday tradition! Conductor Stuart Chafetz and the University of Washington Chorale return for another fun-filled Holiday Pops program. Featuring seasonal classics, traditional favorites and that WOW you’ve grown to love, this year’s Holiday Pops kicks off the season with humor, joy and the heartfelt warmth of the season.

Lisa Fischer


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Steven Reineke

Betsy Wolfe

JANUARY 12–14

FEBRUARY 16–18

JUST A KISS AWAY!

BROADWAY TODAY Steven Reineke, conductor Betsy Wolfe, vocals Jeremy Jordan, vocals 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.

LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON

WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY 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 Lisa center stage. Now, the two-time Grammy winner is touring the world, recording with Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang and thrilling critics and fans. In this new program, Lisa recreates rock anthems like "Gimme Shelter" and "Rock and Roll" using the rich colors and textures of the orchestra.

Duke Ellington

APRIL 13–15

THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA 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. JUNE 8–10

MUSIC OF CAROLE KING Michael Krajewski, conductor Liz Callaway, vocals Allison Blackwell, vocals Bryce Ryness, vocals Carole King, one of the most prolific songwriters of her generation, first gained fame for writing hit songs, and then became a household name performing those hits herself. Tony nominee Liz Callaway and conductor Michael Krajewski join the Seattle Symphony to celebrate the singersongwriter, covering King’s chart-topping tracks like “You’ve Got a Friend,” “So Far Away” and “Natural Woman.”

GUARANTEED ENTERTAINMENT! Six programs of familiar favorites, from the unforgettable songs of Carole King to the classic rock anthems of the 60s and 70s right up to the latest hits of Broadway.


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, AT 5PM

OPENING NIGHT WITH LUDOVIC MORLOT & RENÉE FLEMING Ludovic Morlot, conductor Renée Fleming, soprano Be part of the glamour of Opening Night as renowned soprano and Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming joins Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Symphony. The festivities continue with the Opening Night Gala! Enjoy dinner and dancing as we kick off an exciting new season. To reserve a Gala package, please call 206.215.4868. Sponsored by:

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Renée Renée Fleming Fleming

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Add-on Concerts

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, AT 7:30PM

JOHN WILLIAMS CONDUCTS WILLIAMS John Williams, conductor One of America’s most accomplished and revered composers for film and the concert stage will join the Seattle Symphony for a one-night-only concert featuring the music from many of his beloved film scores including Star Wars, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Schindler’s List and more. Subscribers will get the first chance for tickets to this very special concert. Proceeds will benefit the Seattle Symphony’s Education and Community programs.

Celebrate Asia

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, AT 4PM

CELEBRATE ASIA

SONIC EVOLUTION

DaYe Lin, conductor Nishat Khan, sitar Warren Chang, erhu Seattle Chinese Orchestra ZHOU LONG: Rhyme of Taigu NISHAT KHAN: Finale from The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No 1) MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik HUOYUAN WU: Erhu Concert No. 1 “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 Japanese, Chinese, Korean 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.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Diverse, genre-bending and unpredictable. Now in its sixth year, Sonic Evolution celebrates our city’s unique musical legacy and its homegrown inspirations.

Sonic Evolution

PRESENTING SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED AND EXCITING ARTISTS OF OUR TIME. Subscribers receive exclusive advanced access to these special one-night-only concerts. Add them to your subscription today.


SHOWCASING THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMPOSERS. FRIDAYS AT 7PM Feel the power of live classical music with performances of timeless masterpieces by Elgar, Brahms and Debussy in this short, no-intermission series. An affordable, low-stress way to begin your weekend.

OCTOBER 6

MARCH 16

JUNE 22

Ludovic Morlot, conductor BRAHMS: Tragic Overture ELGAR: Enigma Variations Musical imagination runs wild in Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Brahms’ Tragic Overture, two powerful expressions of private thoughts.

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Raquel Lojendio, soprano VILLA-LOBOS: Quintet in the form of a chôros DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat Come feast upon this musical extravaganza, featuring the exuberant mischief and flamenco flair of Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide COPLAND: Symphony No. 3 Copland’s Third Symphony, with its rousing Fanfare for the Common Man, adds a refreshing and distinctly American strain to the grand symphonic tradition.

ELGAR UNTUXED

JANUARY 26

BRAHMS UNTUXED Thomas Dausgaard, conductor BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 and 10 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 Relish the symphony that Brahms himself described as “all blue sky, babbling of streams, sunshine and cool green shade.”

Seattle Symphony dressed down for Untuxed

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COPLAND UNTUXED

APRIL 20

DEBUSSY UNTUXED

Ludovic Morlot, conductor IBERT: Escales DEBUSSY: La mer We bring you musical tourism at its most luxurious, with stops at Ibert’s far-flung Mediterranean ports and Debussy’s dreamy seascapes.

Raquel Lojendio


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THE WORLD’S TOP ARTISTS IN RECITAL. VARIOUS DATES The Distinguished Artists series lets audiences get up close and personal with the world's most acclaimed musicians. This year's lineup includes iconic pianist Lang Lang, violin superstar Joshua Bell and awardwinning pianist Jeremy Denk. It's your chance to hear the best of the best take the stage at Benaroya Hall.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, AT 7:30PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, AT 2PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, AT 8PM

LANG LANG IN RECITAL

JEREMY DENK IN RECITAL

JOSHUA BELL IN RECITAL

Lang Lang, piano See why The New York Times calls Lang Lang “the hottest artist on the classical music planet,” as he performs in recital on the Benaroya Hall stage.

Jeremy Denk, piano 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.”

Joshua Bell, violin Joshua Bell is among the most celebrated violinists of his era, renowned for his passion, restless curiosity and multi-faceted musical interests.

Lang Lang

Jeremy Denk

Joshua Bell’s performance is generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winoker.

Joshua Bell


THE VIVALDI PROJECT FRIDAYS OR SATURDAYS AT 8PM Think you know Vivaldi? Baroque virtuoso Dmitry Sinkovsky dares you to think again. This season Sinkovsky harnesses his breathtaking skills as conductor, countertenor and violinist to bring you the Vivaldi Project, a unique study of some of Vivaldi’s greatest works like The Four Seasons and Gloria. These musical delights from the decadent Baroque era are as pleasing on the palate as the wines poured at each pre-concert tasting in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby — just $12 for four pours.

Antonio Vivaldi

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OCTOBER 20 OR 21

VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS 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 Four Seasons. He shares the spotlight with Seattle Symphony members in a spirited Concerto Grosso.


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FEBRUARY 23 OR 24

VIVALDI GLORIA Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin Northwest Boychoir J.C. BACH: Sinfonia in G minor VIVALDI: Concerto for Violin in D major 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.

Dmitry Sinkovsky

MAY 4 OR 5

VIVALDI & HANDEL ARIAS & CONCERTOS Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin Julia Lezhneva, soprano HANDEL: Overture to Agrippina VIVALDI and HANDEL: Arias and duets HANDEL: Concerto grosso Op. 5, No. 6 VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in D major, “II grosso mogul” Italian opera still rouses uncommon awe and passion, just as it did in Vivaldi’s Venice and Handel’s London. These composers maximized the vocal thrills in an age when opera stars were like rock gods!

Julia Lezhneva

“Most movements of Vivaldi concertos go on no longer than a fifties pop hit, but they are packed with information, invention, and emotion; each work is a game of twists and turns, an arrangement of artful shocks.” – Alex Ross, The New Yorker

A variety of wines — $12 for four pours!


A GROUNDBREAKING, LATE-NIGHT SERIES.

FRIDAYS AT 10PM The critically acclaimed [untitled] series explores new and contemporary works. Groundbreaking music by John Adams, Mason Bates and Thomas Adès and a world premiere by Chris Rogerson — all in the informal atmosphere of the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

OCTOBER 13

APRIL 27

JUNE 15

JOHN ADAMS: Road Movies THOMAS ADÈS: Life Story STEVE REICH: Different Trains John Adams and Steve Reich generate restless momentum and searing imagery in these epic works of American chamber music. In a deliciously dark and smoky song, Thomas Adès breathes new life into the poetry of Tennessee Williams.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble STRAVINSKY: Octet for Wind Instruments VLADIMIR NIKOLAEV: “Ulari Udila” ALEXANDER RASKATOV: Voices from the Frozen Land The Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble brings a scintillating blend of folk traditions and extended techniques to two wild works by contemporary Russian composers. In the elegant Octet, Stravinsky animates an artful sound that came to him in a dream.

Nick Kendall, violin Efe Baltacıgil, cello CHRIS ROGERSON: New Work (World Premiere) MASON BATES: Red River Like Aaron Copland in the previous century, Mason Bates has an uncanny ability to render the spacious beauty of American landscapes, as heard in his acoustic-electric journey down the mighty Colorado River. Chris Rogerson’s New Work introduces one of America’s most exciting composers under 30.

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SEATTLE SYMPHONY MUSICIANS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FRIDAYS AT 8PM Hear the talented musicians of the Seattle Symphony and star guests as they perform chamber works in the intimate Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

NOVEMBER 10

RAVEL & SCHUBERT Kenneth Tarver, tenor Seattle Symphony musicians POULENC: Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone LIGETI: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano RAVEL: “Chansons madécasses” SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C major Charming melodies abound in chamber music from Ravel and Poulenc, highlighting the effortless beauty that unites French artists across generations. Schubert’s sweeping String Quintet shows a precocious songwriter applying his talents on a grand scale.

MARCH 30

JUNE 1

BEETHOVEN & KANCHELI

BRAHMS & SCHUMANN

Jeremy Denk, piano Seattle Symphony musicians SMETANA: String Quartet, "From My Life" GIYA KANCHELI: In l'istesso tempo for Piano Quartet SCHNITTKE: Violin Sonata No. 1 BEETHOVEN: String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4 This breakthrough string quartet from Beethoven foreshadows his Fifth Symphony in the same fateful key of C minor. Other works from Smetana, Schnittke and Kancheli reach back in time, reflecting on nostalgia, constancy and the unyielding forces of change.

Seattle Symphony musicians SCHUMANN: Piano Trio No. 1 DEBUSSY: Piano Trio BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet In the realm of chamber music, no composer has ever united intellectual clarity and heartfelt vulnerability better than Brahms, as evidenced by his wistful Clarinet Quintet. Schumann’s intimate First Piano Trio belongs in that same rare class.

MONDAYS AT 7:30PM World-class organists meet the magnificent Watjen Concert Organ — a marvel of old world craftsmanship and modern technology. JANUARY 15

MARCH 5

JUNE 18

NATHAN LAUBE

JOSEPH ADAM

WAYNE MARSHALL

A star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world's elite performers.

Joseph Adam is Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. He has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle since 1993, and a faculty member at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for the past 15 years.

Wayne Marshall has become known for his musical diversity. As pianist and organist, Marshall has been featured extensively on CD, and has performed recitals at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.


AGES 5–12 | S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM | SATURDAYS AT 11AM Bring your family together to explore the world of symphonic music with the Seattle Symphony. From timeless musical stories to holiday favorites, these concerts will delight and spark your imagination throughout the year. Extend your experience! Join us one hour early for preconcert activities featuring crafts and instrument exploration. Then, stay after the concert to meet musicians and enjoy more musical activities.

OCTOBER 21

THE FIREBIRD

THE SNOWMAN

Roderick Cox, conductor

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Northwest Boychoir Apprentices

From a masquerade waltz to the enchanting tale of the Firebird, your whole family will come together to enjoy this magical concert. Join us post-concert for our annual Fall Carnival featuring games, food and prizes! Costumes encouraged.

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DECEMBER 2

Raymond Briggs’ children’s book The Snowman comes to life on the big screen! The Seattle Symphony performs Howard Blake’s memorable soundtrack while the animated classic plays above the orchestra. A holiday favorite!


AGES 0–5 ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL FRIDAYS AT 10:30AM SATURDAYS AT 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30AM Tiny Tots concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5. Engage your youngest music-lovers with these 35-minute interactive programs featuring musical games, stories and songs in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. OCTOBER 6 OR 7

GALLOP & GO! Featuring Let Your Music Shine™ with Linda & Lisa Get ready to move to that barnyard beat with Clip Clop the horse! Featuring a bouncy bunch of original and symphonic sing-along tunes. Accompanied by an orchestral trio and folk instruments. DECEMBER 8 OR 9

HOLIDAY HOORAY! Featuring Let Your Music Shine™ with Linda & Lisa Hooray, hooray, we’ll have fun in the snow today! Sing-along to frosty favorites while you movealong with miniatures from The Nutcracker, Babes in Toyland and other sparkly holiday classics. Accompanied by a brass trio. FEBRUARY 16 OR 17

GOODNIGHT MOON Featuring Seattle Symphony musicians Hear the sweet and timeless favorite Goodnight Moon like you never have before in a musical performance featuring the piano and voice! Celebrate the night sky with other sparkling, children’s classics like “Twinkle, Twinkle” and Brahms’ Lullaby. This program will fill your heart with warmth as you sing and sway along. APRIL 20 OR 21 MAY 5

THE STORY OF BABAR

ROMEO & JULIET

MAGICAL MELODY TRAIN RIDE!

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor ARC Dance Company

Featuring Seattle Symphony musicians Choo, choo! Join us “Down by the Symphony Station” for a magical train ride through the music of Dvořák’s “New World.” Featuring the sounds of the flute, clarinet, cello and string bass.

FEBRUARY 24

Join Babar, the little elephant, as he explores the jungle and the big city through Poulenc’s playfully orchestrated story. Paired with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, you and your children will have a magical morning together filled with musical tales.

Children and adults alike will be spellbound as ARC Dance Company performs alongside the powerful music of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet which tells to story of Shakespeare’s most famous star-crossed lovers.

JUNE 8 OR 9

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS Featuring Let Your Music Shine™ with Linda & Lisa Come on down to the farm as Seattle Symphony musicians introduce familiar characters in this string duet rendition of The Three Little Pigs! Join in with your favorite animal sounds for this musical barnyard bonanza!


Stuart Chafetz

Darius de Haas

Deanna Breiwick

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, AT 2PM

HOLIDAY POPS SEATTLE POPS Title Sponsor

Stuart Chafetz, conductor Darius de Haas, vocals University of Washington Chorale A holiday tradition! Conductor Stuart Chafetz and the University of Washington Chorale return for another fun-filled Holiday Pops program. Featuring holiday classics, traditional favorites and that holiday WOW you’ve grown used to, this year’s Holiday Pops kicks off the holiday season with humor, joy and the heartfelt warmth of the season. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, AT 8PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, AT 1 & 8PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, AT 2PM

HANDEL MESSIAH

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Deanna Breiwick, soprano Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano Aaron Sheehan, tenor Will Liverman, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale HANDEL: Messiah A triumph of music and text, Handel’s Messiah is a matchless December tradition. The exquisite choral writing and the exultant “Hallelujah” chorus — featuring the Seattle Symphony, Chorale and a strong cast of soloists — honor Handel’s greatest work.

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Add-on Concerts

Northwest Boychoir

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, AT 7:30PM

A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS Joseph Crnko, conductor Northwest Boychoir Vocalpoint! Seattle Members of the Northwest Sinfonia The remarkably talented and endearing Northwest Boychoir along with Vocalpoint! Seattle present the story of the Nativity told through reading, choral setting and audience carols. A heartwarming evening of music perfect for the family.

Angela Meade

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, AT 7:30PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, AT 8PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, AT 8PM

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 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.

Tony DeSare

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, AT 9PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE! 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!

BUNDLE UP TIGHT AND RING IN THE SEASON! All your holiday favorites at Benaroya Hall — Beethoven’s Ninth, family favorite Holiday Pops and a countdown to the new year with the orchestra. Add to your order today!


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SEPTEMBER 16

OPENING NIGHT CONCERT WITH LUDOVIC MORLOT & RENÉE FLEMING

SEPTEMBER 27

JOHN WILLIAMS CONDUCTS WILLIAMS John Williams, conductor

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Renée Fleming, soprano

SEPTEMBER 28

SEPTEMBER 21, 23 & 24

Lang Lang, piano

MAHLER RESURRECTION SYMPHONY Ludovic Morlot, conductor Malin Christensson, soprano Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano Seattle Symphony Chorale BERLIOZ: The Death of Cleopatra MAHLER: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

OCTOBER 5 & 7

ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano BRAHMS: Tragic Overture BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 1 ELGAR: Enigma Variations

LANG LANG IN RECITAL SEPTEMBER 29–OCTOBER 1

SURPRISE SEASON OPENER To Be Announced on March 18, 2017

OCTOBER 20 & 21

VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS

Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin AVISON: Concerto Grosso No 3 in D minor ‘after Scarlatti’ VIVALDI: “Cessate, omai cessate” VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

OCTOBER 6 & 7

GALLOP & GO!

OCTOBER 21

Featuring Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™

THE FIREBIRD

OCTOBER 6

OCTOBER 26 & 29

ELGAR UNTUXED

Ludovic Morlot, conductor BRAHMS: Tragic Overture ELGAR: Enigma Variations OCTOBER 12 & 14

GIDON KREMER IN SEATTLE

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Gidon Kremer, violin MENDELSSOHN: Sinfonia No. 10 SCHUMANN: Violin Concerto MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian” OCTOBER 13

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Roderick Cox, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 10 Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Beatrice Rana, piano PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 OCTOBER 27

VIVALDI FOUR SEASONS

Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin AVISON: Concerto Grosso No 3 in D minor ‘after Scarlatti’ VIVALDI: “Cessate, omai cessate” VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

NOV

JOHN ADAMS: Road Movies THOMAS ADÈS: Life Story STEVE REICH: Different Trains

NOVEMBER 2, 4 & 5

MORLOT CONDUCTS BERLIOZ

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Ian Bostridge, tenor BERLIOZ: Les nuits d'été BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique NOVEMBER 9 & 11

BERLIOZ REQUIEM

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Kenneth Tarver, tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale Seattle Pro Musica BERLIOZ: Requiem

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NOVEMBER 10

RAVEL & SCHUBERT

Kenneth Tarver, tenor Seattle Symphony musicians POULENC: Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone LIGETI: Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano RAVEL: “Chansons madécasses” SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C major NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 2

RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Johannes Debus, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3 FRANCK: Symphony in D minor


Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Northwest Boychoir Apprentices

DECEMBER 22

A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS

DECEMBER 3

Joseph Crnko, conductor Northwest Boychoir / Vocalpoint! Seattle Members of the Northwest Sinfonia

Jeremy Denk, piano

DECEMBER 28–30

JEREMY DENK IN RECITAL DECEMBER 8 & 9

HOLIDAY HOORAY!

Featuring Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda ™ DECEMBER 8–10

HOLIDAY POPS

Stuart Chafetz, conductor Darius de Haas, vocals University of Washington Chorale

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 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”

DECEMBER 15–17

HANDEL MESSIAH

JAN

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Deanna Breiwick, soprano Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano Aaron Sheehan, tenor Will Liverman, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale HANDEL: Messiah

DECEMBER 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin STRAVINSKY: Funeral Song LIGETI: Violin Concerto MOZART: Symphony No. 39 JANUARY 12–14

BROADWAY TODAY Steven Reineke, conductor Betsy Wolfe, vocals Jeremy Jordan, vocals

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1, “Classical” PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 3

DAUSGAARD CONDUCTS BRAHMS

JANUARY 18

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 and 10 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

FEB

RACHMANINOV SYMPHONY NO. 3 Cristian Mˇacelaru, conductor Vilde Frang, violin BOULANGER: D’un matin de printemps ELGAR: Violin Concerto RACHMANINOV: Symphony No. 3

BRAHMS UNTUXED

FEBRUARY 16 & 17

FEBRUARY 11

CELEBRATE ASIA

DaYe Lin, conductor Nishat Khan, sitar Warren Chang, erhu Seattle Chinese Orchestra

MARCH 15–18

CARMINA BURANA

DE FALLA UNTUXED

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor VILLA-LOBOS: Quintet in the form of a chôro DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat

APRIL 13–15

THE DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA APRIL 19 & 21

DEBUSSY LA MER

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Daniil Trifonov, piano IBERT: Escales SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto RESPIGHI: Fountains of Rome DEBUSSY: La mer

MAGICAL MELODY TRAIN RIDE!

FEBRUARY 16–18

APRIL 20

JUST A KISS AWAY! LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY

FEBRUARY 23 & 24

Ludovic Morlot, conductor DAVID LANG: symphony without a hero (World Premiere) R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Benjamin Lulich, clarinet MENDELSSOHN: The Fair Melusine Overture NIELSEN: Clarinet concerto HAYDN: Symphony No. 49 SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished

Featuring Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda ™

Joshua Bell, violin

MORLOT CONDUCTS STRAUSS

HAYDN & SCHUBERT

GOODNIGHT MOON

Stuart Chafetz, conductor Lisa Fischer, vocals

FEBRUARY 8 & 10

MARCH 9

APRIL 20 & 21

FEBRUARY 2

JOSHUA BELL IN RECITAL

Joseph Adam, organ

JANUARY 25 & 27

JANUARY 26

FEBRUARY 1–3

JOSEPH ADAM IN RECITAL

MARCH 16

Nathan Laube, organ

PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2

MARCH 5

JANUARY 19

PROKOFIEV CONCERTO FEST 2

JANUARY 15

PROKOFIEV CONCERTO FEST 1

Thomas Zehetmair, conductor & violin HAYDN: Symphony No. 49, “La passione” MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 ARVO PÄRT: Fratres SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Raquel Lojendio, soprano Ross Hauck, tenor Jarrett Ott, baritone Northwest Boychoir Seattle Symphony Chorale DE FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat ORFF: Carmina burana

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3 and 10 BRAHMS: Liebeslieder Waltzes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2

NATHAN LAUBE IN RECITAL

MARCH 1–4

SCHUBERT UNFINISHED SYMPHONY

Michael Krajewski, conductor Tony DeSare, piano & vocals

JANUARY 4 & 6

MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 39

MAR

THE SNOWMAN

APR

DEC

DECEMBER 2

VIVALDI GLORIA

Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin Northwest Boychoir J.C. BACH: Symphony in G minor VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in D major VIVALDI: Gloria FEBRUARY 24

THE STORY OF BABAR Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

DEBUSSY UNTUXED Ludovic Morlot, conductor IBERT: Escales DEBUSSY: La mer


SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 2

Ludovic Morlot, conductor SIBELIUS: The Oceanides BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 MARCH 29–31

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS BECOME DESERT Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Seattle Symphony Chorale BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become Desert (World Premiere) MARCH 30

BEETHOVEN EMPEROR CONCERTO Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Seattle Symphony Chorale BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

MAY

MARCH 22–25

MAY 4 & 5

VIVALDI & HANDEL ARIAS & CONCERTOS Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin Julia Lezhneva, soprano HANDEL: Overture to Agrippina VIVALDI and HANDEL: Arias and duets HANDEL: Concerto grosso Op. 5, No. 6 VIVALDI: Violin Concerto in D major, “II grosso mogul”

MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, countertenor & violin Julia Lezhneva, soprano HANDEL: Overture to Agrippina VIVALDI and HANDEL: Arias and duets MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish” MOZART: “Ch’io mi scordi di te?”

JUNE 1

MARCH 30

BEETHOVEN & KANCHELI

Jeremy Denk, piano Seattle Symphony musicians SMETANA: String Quartet, “From My Life” GIYA KANCHELI: In l'istesso tempo for Piano Quartet SCHNITTKE: Violin Sonata No. 1 BEETHOVEN: String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4

Karina Canellakis, conductor Efe Baltacıgil, cello DVOŘÁK: The Wild Dove HAYDN: Cello Concerto in D major PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 MAY 31, JUNE 2 & 3

SIBELIUS KULLERVO

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Benjamin Appl, baritone Men of the Seattle Symphony Chorale SIBELIUS: Kullervo

JUNE 15

JUNE 18

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Wayne Marshall, organ

SONIC EVOLUTION

MUSIC OF CAROLE KING

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano Kenneth Tarver, tenor Cristina Valdés, piano Jessica Choe, piano Li-Tan Hsu, piano Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble Anna Marra, dancer Northwest Boychoir Seattle Symphony Chorale Michael Curry, director & designer STRAVINSKY: Song of the Volga Boatmen STRAVINSKY: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments STRAVINSKY: Les noces STRAVINSKY: Persephone

PROKOFIEV ROMEO & JULIET

JUNE 7

Seattle Symphony musicians SCHUMANN: Piano Trio No. 1 DEBUSSEY: Piano Trio BRAHMS: Clarinet Quintet

JUNE 8–10

STRAVINSKY PERSEPHONE

MAY 17 & 20

[UNTITLED] 3

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

APRIL 26 & 28

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor ARC Dance Company

BRAHMS & SCHUMANN

JUNE 8 & 9

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ROMEO & JULIET

MAY 6

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Michael Krajewski, conductor Liz Callaway, vocals Allison Blackwell, vocals Bryce Ryness, vocals

Nick Kendall, violin Efe Baltacıgil, cello CHRIS ROGERSON: New Work (World Premiere) MASON BATES: Red River

WAYNE MARSHALL IN RECITAL JUNE 21 & 23

COPLAND SYMPHONY NO. 3 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Johannes Moser, cello BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide ANDREW NORMAN: Cello Concerto (World Premiere) COPLAND: Symphony No. 3 JUNE 22

JUNE 14 & 16

WONDERFUL TOWN

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Benjamin Lulich, clarinet Jessica Rivera, soprano Kevin Deas, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale ALEXANDRA GARDNER: New Work (World Premiere) BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue and Riffs BERNSTEIN: Wonderful Town

COPLAND UNTUXED

Ludovic Morlot, conductor BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide COPLAND: Symphony No. 3 JUNE 28, 30 & JULY 1

SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY NO. 3, ORGAN Kazuki Yamada, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

APRIL 27

[UNTITLED] 2

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble STRAVINSKY: Octet for Wind Instruments VLADIMIR NIKOLAEV: “Ulari Udila” ALEXANDER RASKATOV: Voices from the Frozen Land MASTERWORKS SEASON SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES SIGNATURE PROGRAMS SEATTLE POPS SERIES FAMILY PROGRAMS


The S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium is the main auditorium for most Seattle Symphony performances and has a capacity of 2,500 seats. STAGE +F D

+F

B

A

+

OX +

R

R BOX +

THIRD TIER B

R BOX

FOUNDERS TIER

PONCHO TIERBOX

E

SECOND TIE

ORCHESTRA C

C

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UNDERS TIE

THIRD TIE

X+ ND TIETIRERBO SECOPO NCHO

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NDERS TIER

SA F E C O F O

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THIRD TIER + Partial View: A limited portion of the stage may not be visible.

Indicates wheelchair-accessible seating.

MASTERWORKS 22 A OR B Packages

13 A OR B Packages

8 C OR D, G Packages

7 A OR B, E OR F Packages

5H Package

p. 4–9

p. 14–15

p. 6–7, 10–11

p. 4–5, 8–9

p. 12

Orchestra F

$484

$286

$176

$154

$100

Orchestra E 3rd Tier Box Orchestra D

$660

$403

$248

$217

$160

Orchestra C 3rd Tier

$1,034

$624

$392

$343

$255

2nd Tier 2nd Tier Box

$1,100

$676

$424

$371

$255

Founders Tier Orchestra B

$1,386

$845

$528

$462

$335

Orchestra A

$1,782

$1,092

$680

$595

$365

Founders Tier Box

$2,310

$1,430

$888

$777

$455

$352

$208

$128

$112

$80

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SIGNATURE PROGRAMS Baroque & Wine SEE PAGE

Distinguished Artists

Untuxed

Fluke/ Gabelein Organ Recitals

Chamber Series

[untitled]

Family Concerts

Tiny Tots

p. 27

p. 27

p. 26

p. 28–29

p. 29

$72

p. 24–25

p. 23

p. 22

Orchestra F

$63

$103

$65

Orchestra E 3rd Tier Box Orchestra D

$90

$146

$80

Orchestra C 3rd Tier

$120

$200

$100

$57

$99

$42

Orchestra / 2nd Tier

in Recital Hall

General Admission in Grand Lobby

$72

2nd Tier 2nd Tier Box

$120

$200

$100

Founders Tier Orchestra B

$183

$284

$150

Orchestra A

$198

$316

$190

Founders Tier Box

$216

$367

$225

PARKING Benaroya Hall

$48

$48

$80

Adult

$49

All Ages

$52 Student/ Senior

Founders Tier / Founders Tier Box

$48

$48

$48

$32

$40

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES Opening Night Gala

Sonic Evolution

Celebrate Asia

Prokofiev Concerto Fest 1

Prokofiev Concerto Fest 2

John Williams

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Handel Messiah

New Year’s Eve

p. 20

p. 21

p. 21

p. 13

p. 13

p. 21

p. 31

p. 31

p. 30

p. 31

Orchestra F

$70

$85

$44

$31

$31

$45

$23

$27

$24

$56

Orchestra E

$80

$36

$27

$36

$36

$55

$29

$40

$31

$58

3rd Tier Box

$65

$36

$27

$27

$27

$45

$29

$40

$31

$58

Orchestra D

$80

$44

$36

$36

$36

$65

$29

$40

$31

$58

Orchestra C

$90

$53

$44

$44

$44

$55

$29

$61

$31

$83

3rd Tier

$75

$44

$27

$27

$27

$45

$29

$61

$31

$83

2nd Tier

$75

$53

$44

$44

$44

$65

$29

$61

$31

$83

2nd Tier Box

$80

$53

$44

$44

$44

$65

$29

$61

$31

$83

Founders Tier

$125

$66

$58

$58

$58

$113

$39

$79

$44

$101

Orchestra B

$110

$66

$58

$58

$58

$83

$39

$79

$44

$101

Orchestra A

$125

$83

$68

$68

$68

$93

$60

$89

$66

$109

Founders Tier Box

$150

$100

$83

$83

$83

$126

$70

$112

$77

$131

PARKING Benaroya Hall

$16

$16

$16

$16

$16

$16

$16

$16

$16

$16

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SEATTLE POPS $27

3rd Tier Box

$186

$31

3rd Tier

$216

$36

Orchestra B

$300

$50

2nd Tier 2nd Tier Box

$300

$50

Founders Tier Orchestra A

$390

$65

Founders Tier Box

$480

$80

PARKING Benaroya Hall

$96

$16

SAFECO FO UNDERS TIER BOX

THIRD TIER

BOX + ND TIER SECOPO NCHO TIER

ORCHESTRA B

FOUNDERS TIER

BOX +

THIRD TIER BO X+

$162

+

Orchestra C

ORCHESTRA A

PONCHO TIE BOX R

p. 30

Special

SECOND TIER

p. 18–19

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DERS TIER BO X

Holiday Pops

+C

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