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LUDOVIC MORLOT, MUSIC DIRECTOR

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A TRANSCENDENT SEASON OF MUSIC!


MUSIC DIRECTOR LUDOVIC MORLOT’S FAREWELL SEASON CELEBRATES EIGHT TRANSFORMATIVE YEARS Music Director Ludovic Morlot’s final season is filled with the recurring themes, composers and performers that have energized musicians and audiences alike. Morlot’s continued commitment to new and creative programs includes the West Coast Premiere of Heiner Goebbels’ complete Surrogate Cities and the World Premiere of Grammy-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s new piano concerto. Works by celebrated French composers Debussy, Pascal Dusapin and Marc-André Dalbavie further pursue his exploration of more than 100 years of French music. And some of Morlot’s favorite guest artists join him in this farewell season including the fantastic pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich, the remarkable tenor Kenneth Tarver and acclaimed pianist Jonathan Biss.


MASTERWORKS

FIND INSPIRATION IN THE GREATEST WORKS OF BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY AND STRAUSS

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NOVEMBER 15 OR 17

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 5

Augustin Hadelich SEPTEMBER 20 OR 22

BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO Ludovic Morlot, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin DEBUSSY: Gigues from Images JANÁČEK: The Cunning Little Vixen Suite BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto Violinist Augustin Hadelich dispatches Beethoven’s immortal violin concerto with his “silvery tone, pinpoint intonation and surprising turns of phrase” (Los Angeles Times). In Gigues, images of carefree folk dancing are refracted through the dreamy glow of Debussy. NOVEMBER 8 OR 10

TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 4 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Viktoria Mullova, violin Matthew Barley, cello DEBUSSY: Petite suite PASCAL DUSAPIN: At Swim-Two-Birds (U.S. Premiere) TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 The power of fate collides with the search for happiness in Tchaikovsky’s deeply felt Fourth Symphony. Violinist Viktoria Mullova and cellist Matthew Barley bring a new work to Seattle, composed for them by Pascal Dusapin.

Kirill Karabits, conductor Boris Giltburg, piano BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 5 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 Prokofiev’s free-spirited Fifth Piano Concerto charts an original path through the minefield of history. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a marvel of symphonic craft. FEBRUARY 14 OR 16

PROKOFIEV SYMPHONY NO. 7 Vasily Petrenko, conductor Aleksey Semenenko, violin DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 7 Prokofiev filled his Seventh Symphony with music of disarming innocence and simplicity. Sibelius channeled his austere Nordic sensibilities into his Violin Concerto, which spans from an icy tremble to a pounding dance once dubbed the “polonaise for polar bears.”

Aleksey Semenenko


Bach’s Mass in B minor: A Cathedral in Sound One of the most profound and astounding spiritual testaments ever composed, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor is the summation of an entire life.

Kenneth Tarver MARCH 14 OR 16

BACH MASS IN B MINOR Ludovic Morlot, conductor Dorothee Mields, soprano Avery Amereau, alto Kenneth Tarver, tenor Andreas Wolf, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale J.S. BACH: Mass in B minor The B-minor Mass is a pillar of human achievement on par with Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling or Shakespeare’s collection of plays, and to witness it live is quite simply an essential life experience.

Unlike the majority of his compositions which served a practical function in the church, Bach’s Mass in B minor stands apart as one of the few instances in which he crafted a piece as an ideal rather than for a practical purpose. Bach combines music spanning decades and many styles into one rigorously constructed composition.

Most of the music dates to his long residence in Leipzig, although he would not assemble the parts until the final years of his life. The earliest section, appearing in the Credo, is drawn from an Easter cantata Bach composed in 1714. The largest portion of the music was composed in 1733 and he completed the final sections in 1749, a year before his death. Despite its patchwork of origins, the Mass in B minor transcends its parts. Although Bach never heard the work in its entirety, the Mass in B minor stands as his final great achievement.

Ludovic Morlot

APRIL 4 OR 6

BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano LANGGAARD: Prelude to Antichrist NIELSEN: Symphony No. 2, “The Four Temperaments” BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 Music Director Designate Thomas Dausgaard conducts two imaginative works composed in his native Denmark. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson brings out every nuance of a score steeped in young Brahms’ devotion to Beethoven and his affection for Clara Schumann. Generously sponsored by

JUNE 13 OR 15

STRAUSS TILL EULENSPIEGEL Ludovic Morlot, conductor Mary Lynch, oboe WAGNER: Prelude to Act III of R. STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto DEBUSSY: Jeux R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel For one of his final concerts as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot brings to the stage some of his favorite works, including one of his beloved Debussy’s greatest orchestral pieces, Jeux. Then the orchestra takes us on a wild ride with Richard Strauss’ lovable troublemaker, Till Eulenspiegel. Mary Lynch’s performances are generously underwritten by an anonymous donor.

Thursdays at 7:30pm

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Saturdays at 8pm


MASTERWORKS

REVEL IN THE TIMELESS CLASSICS OF RACHMANINOV, DVOŘÁK AND HOLST OCTOBER 11 OR 13

Khatia Buniatishvili

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Behzod Abduraimov, piano SCHUMANN: “Zwickauer” Symphony BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 The strong-willed streak that carried Beethoven through so much personal hardship was well developed in his First Piano Concerto, a proud bid to fill Mozart’s large shoes. Schumann’s Second Symphony reminds us that we can overcome challenges with guts and grace. Generously sponsored by

Behzod Abduraimov

NOVEMBER 1 OR 3

SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 Brahms’ First Symphony is an ode to personal freedom. Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova brings total commitment to the music she plays, and she directs that awareness toward the clean, shimmering beauty of Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto. Alina Ibragimova’s performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte.

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Thursdays at 7:30pm

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Saturdays at 8pm


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“Morlot and his musicians once again proved that they could rock Benaroya Hall to its rafters.” – Bachtrack NOVEMBER 29 OR DECEMBER 1

APRIL 18 OR 20

RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 40

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Khatia Buniatishvili, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is shockingly intimate, as if we’re peering into the private diary of this vulnerable composer. In Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov breathes sensuous new life into the storied pages of One Thousand and One Nights.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Dmitry Sinkovsky, countertenor DEBUSSY/JOËL-FRANÇOIS DURAND: Préludes (World Premiere) RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE: Sonnets MOZART: Symphony No. 40 There may not be a story attached to it, but Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 — an epic creation in the stormy key of G minor — is as dramatic as any tale ever told on a stage.

JANUARY 31 OR FEBRUARY 2

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 CAROLINE SHAW: Piano Concerto (World Premiere) BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 Shostakovich’s First Symphony crackles with dark humor and cheeky irony. Pianist Jonathan Biss asked young New Yorker Caroline Shaw to compose a concerto as a response to Beethoven, an endeavor that calls for a healthy balance of sanctity and whimsy.

Jonathan Biss

Wayne Marshall MARCH 21 & 23

SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 15 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Wayne Marshall, organ J.S. BACH/STOKOWSKI: Toccata and Fugue in D minor JOHN HARBISON: What Do We Make of Bach? for Orchestra and Obbligato Organ SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 15 Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 15 honors Bach through structural patterns and telltale themes, resulting in a stunningly clear and refined swan song. Organist Wayne Marshall brings John Harbison’s Bach-inspired symphony to the Benaroya Hall stage. APRIL 11 OR 13

DVOŘÁK NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Nicola Benedetti, violin GEORGE WALKER: Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions” SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 2 DVOŘÁK: “New World” Symphony Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti brings her powerhouse musicianship to Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. In his Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” Dvořák reflected back the bountiful and optimistic United States that welcomed him with open arms. Generously sponsored by

Nicola Benedetti

JUNE 6 OR 8

HOLST THE PLANETS Jonathon Heyward, conductor Women of the Seattle Symphony Chorale HANNAH KENDALL: The Spark Catchers (U.S. Premiere) HAYDN: Symphony No. 98 HOLST: The Planets The spark of inspiration shines bright in foggy London, from the symphony Haydn wrote to dazzle his British fans to the electrifying new voice of Hannah Kendall. No British composer cast his sights further than Holst with his rich-hued, mystical view of The Planets.


MASTERWORKS

REJOICE IN THE BEAUTY OF RAVEL AND SEDUCTION OF DEBUSSY SEPTEMBER 27 OR 29

JANUARY 17 OR 18*

MORLOT CONDUCTS RAVEL

BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 3

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Steven Osborne, piano MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE: La source d'un regard RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major DEBUSSY: Printemps RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 From Daphnis et Chloé’s rapturous sunrise to the sultry jazz tones in the Piano Concerto in G, Ravel’s orchestral scores saturate the stage with extravagant colors, which are never more vibrant than within the perfect acoustics of Benaroya Hall.

Andrey Boreyko, conductor Vadim Gluzman, violin SOFIA GUBAIDULINA: Offertorium J.S. BACH: “Zion hört die Wächter singen” from Cantata No. 140 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 In Brahms’ Third Symphony, each step and leap magnifies small gestures into momentous statements. Sofia Gubaidulina’s spiritual and resonant Offertorium has become a contemporary classic and now we get to hear why it has made such an impact.

Ruth Reinhardt

* Please note that the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Friday, January 18, at 8pm.

FEBRUARY 28 OR MARCH 3*

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF CONDUCTS & PLAYS OCTOBER 18 OR 20

BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello SCHUMANN: Manfred Overture TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations KAIJA SAARIAHO: Ciel d'hiver BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 One of the most popular composers of all time takes center stage as the orchestra performs Beethoven’s bold and playful Symphony No. 1. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason takes on Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

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Sir András Schiff, conductor & piano J.S. BACH: Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra Sir András Schiff seeks the most honest and personal path through Beethoven’s soulsearching Piano Concerto No. 4 and Bach’s sparkling Piano Concerto No. 3. * Please note that the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, March 3, at 2pm.

MARCH 7 OR 9

JOSHUA BELL MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor Joshua Bell, violin LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI: Hava HAYDN: Symphony No. 102 MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto Joshua Bell applies his poetic touch to the timeless elegance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, an understated masterpiece that demands total transparency and vulnerability from the soloist and orchestra alike.


Heiner Goebbels: Surrogate Cities Cities have always contained human qualities. We imagine them as having souls, as having pulses. They are living places, full of memories rising from the sidewalks and overflowing with shining dreams and flickering tragedies. In his vast, eclectic work Surrogate Cities, German composer Heiner Goebbels confronts the eternally changing soundscape of an unnamed metropolis. Incorporating musical flashbacks as well as literary quotes, Goebbels’ music is as multifaceted as the modern cities in which we live.

Jocelyn B. Smith

APRIL 25 OR 27

By combining orchestral instruments with voices and sampled electronics, Goebbels creates a shifting architecture of sound and words,

integrating traditions and ideas that do not usually have a voice in the concert hall. With the world premiere of a new piece woven into Surrogate Cities, Goebbels expands his exploration of urban experiences. The result is an evening-length work that is a profound, radical and mysterious meditation on the temporary and ever-changing worlds we create for ourselves. But Goebbels is ultimately hopeful. As the musical layers accumulate over the course of this sprawling work, the noises of the city gradually resolve into the lives of the people who seek and find belonging there.

SURROGATE CITIES Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jocelyn B. Smith, vocals David Moss, narrator HEINER GOEBBELS: Surrogate Cities From its sultry intimacy of cabaret to hallucinogenic sound effects and striking visual effects, Surrogate Cities, by Heiner Goebbels, studies the essence of a modern metropolis — its people, its power structures and its place in a changing world — with the world premiere of a new piece woven into Surrogate Cities.

Joshua Bell

JUNE 20 OR 22

MORLOT CONDUCTS DEBUSSY Ludovic Morlot, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Ludovit Ludha, tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde DEBUSSY: Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande DEBUSSY: Nocturnes JANÁČEK: The Eternal Gospel It’s Ludovic Morlot’s final appearance as Music Director, and he is throwing a party for the ages. In Debussy's gorgeous Nocturnes, clouds drift off and the shimmering sea beckons with the seductive call of the sirens. This program is generously underwritten by The Nesholm Family Foundation.

Thursdays at 7:30pm

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Saturdays at 8pm


MASTERWORKS

ENJOY AN AFTERNOON OF CLASSICS WITH BEETHOVEN, PROKOFIEV AND BACH

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SEPTEMBER 23

Thomas Dausgaard

BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO Ludovic Morlot, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin DEBUSSY: Gigues from Images JANÁČEK: The Cunning Little Vixen Suite BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto Violinist Augustin Hadelich dispatches Beethoven’s immortal violin concerto with his “silvery tone, pinpoint intonation and surprising turns of phrase” (Los Angeles Times). In Gigues, images of carefree folk dancing are refracted through the dreamy glow of Debussy. OCTOBER 14

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Behzod Abduraimov, piano SCHUMANN: “Zwickauer” Symphony BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 The strong-willed streak that carried Beethoven through so much personal hardship was well developed in his First Piano Concerto, a proud bid to fill Mozart’s large shoes. Schumann’s Second Symphony reminds us that we can overcome challenges with guts and grace. Generously sponsored by

NOVEMBER 18

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 5 Kirill Karabits, conductor Boris Giltburg, piano BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 5 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 Prokofiev’s free-spirited Fifth Piano Concerto charts an original path through the minefield of history. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a marvel of symphonic craft.

Sundays at 2pm


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“Some institutions prefer the comfort of inertia, holding off on necessary change until the last minute. The Seattle Symphony, in contrast, has enthusiastically embraced its role as a catalyst for change.” – Vanguard Seattle MARCH 8*

JOSHUA BELL MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor Joshua Bell, violin LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI: Hava HAYDN: Symphony No. 102 MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto Joshua Bell applies his poetic touch to the timeless elegance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, an understated masterpiece that demands total transparency and vulnerability from the soloist and orchestra alike. * Please note that the Sunday matinee subscription concert takes place on Friday, March 8, at 8pm.

APRIL 7

BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano LANGGAARD: Prelude to Antichrist NIELSEN: Symphony No. 2, “The Four Temperaments” BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 Music Director Designate Thomas Dausgaard conducts two imaginative works composed in his native Denmark. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson brings out every nuance of a score steeped in young Brahms’ devotion to Beethoven and his affection for Clara Schumann. Generously sponsored by

MARCH 17

BACH MASS IN B MINOR Ludovic Morlot, conductor Dorothee Mields, soprano Avery Amereau, alto Kenneth Tarver, tenor Andreas Wolf, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale J.S. BACH: Mass in B minor The B minor Mass is a pillar of human achievement on par with Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling or Shakespeare’s collection of plays, and to witness it live is quite simply an essential life experience.

Avery Amereau

Jonathon Heyward JUNE 9

Garrick Ohlsson JUNE 23

MORLOT CONDUCTS DEBUSSY Ludovic Morlot, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Ludovit Ludha, tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde DEBUSSY: Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande DEBUSSY: Nocturnes JANÁČEK: The Eternal Gospel It’s Ludovic Morlot’s final appearance as Music Director, and he is throwing a party for the ages. In Debussy's gorgeous Nocturnes, clouds drift off and the shimmering sea beckons with the seductive call of the sirens. This program is generously underwritten by The Nesholm Family Foundation.

HOLST THE PLANETS Jonathon Heyward, conductor Women of the Seattle Symphony Chorale HANNAH KENDALL: The Spark Catchers (U.S. Premiere) HAYDN: Symphony No. 98 HOLST: The Planets The spark of inspiration shines bright in foggy London, from the symphony Haydn wrote to dazzle his British fans to the electrifying new voice of Hannah Kendall. No British composer cast his sights further than Holst with his rich-hued, mystical view of The Planets.

Seattle Symphony Chorale


MASTERWORKS

INDULGE IN THE MUSIC OF VIVALDI, SHOSTAKOVICH AND RAVEL

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SEPTEMBER 28

Avi Avital

MORLOT CONDUCTS RAVEL Ludovic Morlot, conductor Steven Osborne, piano MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE: La source d'un regard RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major DEBUSSY: Printemps RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 From Daphnis et Chloé’s rapturous sunrise to the sultry jazz tones in the Piano Concerto in G, Ravel’s orchestral scores saturate the stage with extravagant colors, which are never more vibrant than within the perfect acoustics of Benaroya Hall. NOVEMBER 2

SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 Brahms’ First Symphony is an ode to personal freedom. Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova brings total commitment to the music she plays, and she directs that awareness toward the clean, shimmering beauty of Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto. Alina Ibragimova’s performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte.

Alina Ibragimova

Fridays at 12 noon


Ludovic Morlot: Color and Drama

FEBRUARY 1

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 CAROLINE SHAW: Piano Concerto (World Premiere) BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 Shostakovich’s First Symphony crackles with dark humor and cheeky irony. Pianist Jonathan Biss asked young New Yorker Caroline Shaw to compose a concerto as a response to Beethoven, an endeavor that calls for a healthy balance of sanctity and whimsy. MAY 3

VIVALDI & TELEMANN Avi Avital, mandolin & leader Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Jordan Anderson, bass David Gordon, trumpet Jessica Choe, piano VIVALDI: Mandolin Concerto in D major TELEMANN: Trumpet Concerto in D major TWV. 51:D7 PAISIELLO: Mandolin Concerto in E-flat major VIVALDI: Mandolin Concerto in C major KOZELUCH: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major Avi Avital's rapid-fire plucks and sensuous strums leave no doubt as to why Vivaldi and others were attracted to the small but mighty mandolin. JUNE 14

STRAUSS TILL EULENSPIEGEL Ludovic Morlot, conductor Mary Lynch, oboe WAGNER: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin R. STRAUSS: Oboe Concerto DEBUSSY: Jeux R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel For one of his final concerts as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot brings to the stage some of his favorite works, including one of his beloved Debussy’s greatest orchestral pieces, Jeux. Then the orchestra takes us on a wild ride with Richard Strauss’ lovable troublemaker, Till Eulenspiegel. Mary Lynch’s performances are generously underwritten by an anonymous donor.

Under the baton of Music Director Ludovic Morlot, the Seattle Symphony has embarked on an eight-year exploration of French music, spanning over a hundred years of music by Berlioz, Debussy, Dutilleux, Fauré, Messiaen, Ravel and others. Morlot’s attention to the color, drama and distinctive sound world of this music has earned the orchestra international acclaim, including two Grammy Awards. This season, a century after Debussy and Ravel wrote their groundbreaking scores, Morlot traces their influences into the present with music by contemporary French composers

Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony

Pascal Dusapin and Marc-André Dalbavie. Paired with music from Debussy’s tragic opera, Pelléas et Mélisande, Morlot introduces Seattle audiences to Dalbavie’s beautiful and beguiling music. Countertenor and audience favorite Dmitry Sinkovsky joins Morlot and the orchestra in April to perform Dalbavie’s Sonnets. A setting of six poems by Louise Labé from 1555, Dalbavie’s Sonnets explore the tension between passion and constraint in emotional, glowing music.


MASTERWORKS

WITNESS SUPREMELY TALENTED GUEST ARTISTS & RETURNING FAVORITES

SEPTEMBER 27 OR 29

JANUARY 17 OR 18*

MORLOT CONDUCTS RAVEL

BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 3

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Steven Osborne, piano MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE: La source d'un regard RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major DEBUSSY: Printemps RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Andrey Boreyko, conductor Vadim Gluzman, violin SOFIA GUBAIDULINA: Offertorium J.S. BACH: “Zion hört die Wächter singen” from Cantata No. 140 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3

OCTOBER 11 OR 13

* Please note that the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Friday, January 18, at 8pm.

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Behzod Abduraimov, piano SCHUMANN: “Zwickauer” Symphony BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 Generously sponsored by

OCTOBER 18 OR 20

BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 CAROLINE SHAW: Piano Concerto (World Premiere) BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 FEBRUARY 28 OR MARCH 3*

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF CONDUCTS & PLAYS

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello SCHUMANN: Manfred Overture TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations KAIJA SAARIAHO: Ciel d'hiver BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

Sir András Schiff, conductor & piano J.S. BACH: Piano Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra

NOVEMBER 1 OR 3

* Please note that the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, March 3, at 2pm.

SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN MARCH 21 OR 23 CONCERTO NO. 2 SHOSTAKOVICH Ludovic Morlot, conductor SYMPHONY NO. 15 Alina Ibragimova, violin BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 Alina Ibragimova’s performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte.

NOVEMBER 29 OR DECEMBER 1

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JANUARY 31 OR FEBRUARY 2

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Khatia Buniatishvili, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Wayne Marshall, organ J.S. BACH/STOKOWSKI: Toccata and Fugue in D minor JOHN HARBISON: What Do We Make of Bach? for Orchestra and Obbligato Organ SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 15


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“… the orchestra has embarked upon a series of commissions and explorations that are totally in sync with evolutionary changes to Seattle as a whole.” – Listen Magazine APRIL 18 OR 20

MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 40 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Dmitry Sinkovsky, countertenor DEBUSSY/JOËL-FRANÇOIS DURAND: Préludes (World Premiere) RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE: Sonnets MOZART: Symphony No. 40

Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony

APRIL 25 OR 27

SURROGATE CITIES Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jocelyn B. Smith, vocals David Moss, narrator HEINER GOEBBELS: Surrogate Cities JUNE 6 OR 8

HOLST THE PLANETS Jonathon Heyward, conductor Women of the Seattle Symphony Chorale HANNAH KENDALL: The Spark Catchers (U.S. Premiere) HAYDN: Symphony No. 98 HOLST: The Planets JUNE 20 OR 22

MORLOT CONDUCTS DEBUSSY Ludovic Morlot, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Ludovit Ludha, tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde DEBUSSY: Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande DEBUSSY: Nocturnes JANÁČEK: The Eternal Gospel This program is generously underwritten by The Nesholm Family Foundation.

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

Thursdays at 7:30pm

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Saturdays at 8pm


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THE BEST OF BROADWAY, BIG BAND AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL! SEATTLE POPS FRIDAYS AT 8PM or SATURDAYS AT 8PM or SUNDAYS AT 2PM The big band sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. A pulse-racing tribute to rock 'n' roll. The '80s songs you know and love. Classic ballet with a twist. Acrobats and aerialists perform to Broadway’s greatest hits. The Seattle Pops series features all of this and more!

OCTOBER 5–7

'80S REWIND Stuart Chafetz, conductor Nicole Parker, vocals Aaron C. Finley, vocals An '80s explosion featuring mega-hits by Sting, Elton John, Lionel Richie and Cyndi Lauper. Broadway stars Nicole Parker and Aaron C. Finley join conductor Stuart Chafetz and the Seattle Symphony for this most excellent concert. DECEMBER 7–9

HOLIDAY POPS Stuart Chafetz, conductor Tony DeSare, piano & vocals Capathia Jenkins, vocals University of Washington Chorale A holiday tradition! The brilliant pianist Tony DeSare and the soulful Capathia Jenkins join conductor Stuart Chafetz and the University of Washington Chorale for this heartwarming program. Featuring seasonal classics, traditional favorites and that holiday cheer you love, this year’s Holiday Pops spreads the heartfelt warmth of the season with humor and joy.

Nicole Parker

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Troupe Vertigo

JANUARY 4–6

LOVE, LUST & ROCK 'N' ROLL

Michael Krajewski, conductor Storm Large, vocals From Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra to Led Zeppelin and Queen, join the sensational and sultry Storm Large, conductor Michael Krajewski and the Seattle Symphony on a pulse-racing tribute to love, lust and rock ‘n’ roll, with powerful hits including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Kashmir,” “Somebody to Love” and much more! FEBRUARY 8–10

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO George Daugherty, conductor Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo join the Seattle Symphony for the funniest night you’ll ever have at the Symphony. Described as “a guaranteed hoot ...” by the Sydney Star Observer, this all-male company brings hilarity and awe to the stage.

Storm Large

MARCH 29–31

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Nick Hilscher, director Glenn Miller Orchestra “A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” — Glenn Miller The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, with its unique jazz sound, is one of the most popular and sought after big bands in the world today. MAY 31–JUNE 2

CIRQUE GOES BROADWAY Jack Everly, conductor Troupe Vertigo Ben Crawford, vocals Ron Remke, vocals Christina DeCicco, vocals Cirque with a Broadway twist! Join the Seattle Symphony as acrobats and aerialists dazzle with spectacular music from Broadway’s greatest shows.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo


SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES

ARTISTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS! CONCERTS YOU’LL NEVER FORGET. SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVES VARIOUS DATES & TIMES Subscribers receive exclusive advanced access to these one-of-a-kind concerts. Add them to your subscription today. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, AT 5PM

OPENING NIGHT ITZHAK PERLMAN WITH LUDOVIC BRUCH VIOLIN MORLOT CONCERTO Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET Itzhak Perlman, violin Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition KHACHATURIAN: Piano Concerto Be part of the glamour and excitement of Opening Night as pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony. Featuring Mussorgsky’s bold and opulent Pictures at an Exhibition, the concert concludes with the dazzling virtuosity of Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto. The festivities continue at the Opening Night Gala! Enjoy dinner and dancing as we celebrate Ludovic’s final season and 20 years of Benaroya Hall. To reserve a Gala package, please call 206.215.4868. Sponsored by:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, AT 7:30PM

JORDI SAVALL ROUTES OF SLAVERY

Presented by the Seattle Symphony and Early Music Seattle Beloved early music interpreter Jordi Savall and artists representing Europe, Africa, and the Americas explore the music through which enslaved peoples forged a sense of community, preserved their own humanity, and found a way to endure in the face of unspeakable bondage. Savall and his collaborators honor their journeys through the incredible music legacy they left in this special presentation.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, AT 7:30PM

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 BRUCH: Violin Concerto Sixty years after his breakthrough as a child prodigy on The Ed Sullivan Show, Itzhak Perlman remains the most beloved and influential violinist on the planet. Bruch’s heartfelt Violin Concerto has long been a signature work for Perlman, showcasing his infinite depth of feeling and his effortless virtuosity. SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, AT 4PM

CELEBRATE ASIA ShiYeon Sung, conductor Seong-Jin Cho, piano Kathleen Kim, soprano JOHN ADAMS: The Chairman Dances from Nixon in China RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini NARONG PRANGCHAROEN: Pubbanimitta UNSUK CHIN: snagS&Snarls TRADITIONAL: “Arirang” TRADITIONAL: “Missing Mt. Keumkang” Don’t miss the eleventh annual Celebrate Asia concert featuring music of Korea! Highlighted by pre- and post-concert festivities, this spectacular event is a special opportunity to revel in the rich musical traditions of Seattle’s varied and vibrant Asian communities.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, AT 7:30PM

SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE Ludovic Morlot, conductor Kinan Azmeh, clarinet Wu Man, pipa Cristina Pato, bagpipes Silk Road Ensemble CHEN YI: New Work (World Premiere) KINAN AZMEH: Clarinet Concerto (World Premiere) KINAN AZMEH: The Wedding VIJAY IYER: City of Sand EDWARD PEREZ: Latina 6/8 Suite Following an unforgettable performance at Music Beyond Borders, Kinan Azmeh returns to perform the world premiere of his clarinet concerto with the Seattle Symphony. He is joined by the musicians of the Silk Road Ensemble in a concert celebrating the exchange of musical traditions, from Vijay Iyer’s ruminative City of Sand to Edward Perez’s thrilling Latina 6/8 Suite to a world premiere by Chen Yi. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, AT 8PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, AT 8PM

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, AT 7:30PM

MAY 9 & MAY 10

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

BRAHMS CONCERTO FESTIVAL

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Christian Tetzlaff, violin San Francisco Symphony MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS: Agnegram MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3, Eroica Michael Tilson Thomas marks his 24th year as music director of the San Francisco Symphony with a trip up the coast. This special Seattle program opens with Tilson Thomas’ own composition, the enchanting Agnegram, and showcases the orchestra’s expressive range with Beethoven’s game-changing Eroica Symphony. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony performance is generously underwritten by Martin Selig and Catherine Mayer.

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Blake Pouliot, violin Sayaka Shoji, violin Jay Campbell, cello Zee Zee, piano Yury Favorin, piano Brahms speaks to us in a timeless and universal language, delivered through compositions that balance the rigors of precise craft with the freedom of soaring emotions. His complete concertos provide a revealing view of this entire artist. THURSDAY, MAY 9, AT 7:30PM

CONCERTO FEST 1

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 BRAHMS: Violin Concerto

FRIDAY, MAY 10, AT 8PM

CONCERTO FEST 2 BRAHMS: Concerto for Violin and Cello BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2

AMADEUS LIVE WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY Jeffrey Schindler, conductor Seattle Symphony Chorale Experience the Academy Award-winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus, on a vast HD screen while composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live by the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Chorale. Amadeus Live is a production of Avex Classics International.

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Amadeus Live


BAROQUE & WINE

BAROQUE & WINE FRIDAYS or SATURDAYS AT 8PM 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 $15 for four pours.

OCTOBER 26 OR 27

Richard Egarr

Mahan Esfahani

HANDEL MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS Richard Egarr, conductor DeMarre McGill, flute Elisa Barston, violin CORELLI: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 1 HANDEL: Concerto grosso, Op. 3, No. 2 MUFFAT: Armonico Tributo No. 5 HANDEL: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 10 PURCELL: Dido's Lament HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel was no stranger to spectacle, but he outdid himself in the Music for the Royal Fireworks, a pyrotechnic celebration of peace that still sizzles in the modern concert hall. The flipside of such heightened Baroque emotion is evident in Dido’s Lament, the heartbreaking death scene by Purcell. JANUARY 11 OR 12

THE BACH FAMILY TREE

Avi Avital

Mahan Esfahani, conductor & harpsichord W.F. BACH: Adagio and Fugue J.C. BACH: Symphony in C major C.P.E. BACH: Harpsichord Concerto in D minor J.S.BACH: Italian Concerto J.S. BACH: Flute, Violin and Harpsicord Concerto in A minor Feast on the cornucopia of music harvested from the Bach family tree! Johann Sebastian is the mighty trunk, where every single growth ring — like the robust flute, violin and harpsicord — is perfectly balanced and aligned. MAY 3 OR 4

VIVALDI & TELEMANN

BAROQUE Avi Avital, mandolin & leader Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Jordan Anderson, bass David Gordon, trumpet Jessica Choe, piano VIVALDI: Mandolin Concerto in D major TELEMANN: Trumpet Concerto in D major TWV 51:D7 PAISIELLO: Mandolin Concerto in E-flat major VIVALDI: Mandolin Concerto in C major KOZELUCH: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major Avi Avital’s rapid-fire plucks and sensuous strums leave no doubt as to why Vivaldi and others were attracted to the small but mighty mandolin.

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VARIOUS DATES & TIMES The In Recital series lets audiences get up close and personal with the world's most acclaimed musicians. It̓s your chance to hear the best of the best take the stage at Benaroya Hall.

Lawrence Brownlee WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, AT 7:30PM

INON BARNATAN

Inon Barnatan, piano Pianist Inon Barnatan is fresh off a prestigious three-year stint as Artist-in-Association with the New York Philharmonic. He is establishing himself as “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (The New York Times). TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, AT 7:30PM

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS & ENRICO PACE

Leonidas Kavakos, violin Enrico Pace, piano Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace, while celebrated soloists in their own right, balance each other perfectly in performance. This duo has a proven partnership, having recorded much lauded albums together on Sony Classical and Decca Classics.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, AT 2PM

LAWRENCE BROWNLEE & ERIC OWENS

Eric Owens

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor Eric Owens, baritone Two stars of the opera world join forces for a thrilling evening of operatic arias and traditional American spirituals. The Associated Press hails Lawrence Brownlee as “one of the world’s leading bel canto tenors,” while Eric Owens has been dubbed an “American marvel” by the Chicago Sun-Times.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2, AT 8PM

SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF

Sir András Schiff, piano Sir András Schiff is an acknowledged titan of the piano world, who is known for coaxing the most mesmerizing of musical colors out of any piece he plays.

Sir András Schiff

Leonidas Kavakos Enrico Pace Inon Barnatan

IN RECITAL

IN RECITAL


UNTUXED

SHOWCASING THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMPOSERS. UNTUXED FRIDAYS AT 7PM What makes the Untuxed series different? It features all of your favorite composers. It’s hosted by Symphony bassist Jonathan Green who provides helpful insights and humor. It’s shorter, with no intermission. And it’s informal — come as you are and enjoy the best of classical music.

OCTOBER 19

BEETHOVEN UNTUXED Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1 One of the most popular composers of all time takes center stage as the orchestra performs Beethoven’s bold and playful Symphony No. 1. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason takes on Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations. NOVEMBER 9

TCHAIKOVSKY UNTUXED Ludovic Morlot, conductor TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 The power of fate collides with the search for happiness in Tchaikovsky’s deeply felt Symphony No. 4.

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NOVEMBER 30

RACHMANINOV UNTUXED Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Khatia Buniatishvili, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is shockingly intimate, as if we’re peering into the private diary of this vulnerable composer.

APRIL 19

MOZART UNTUXED Ludovic Morlot, conductor RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite MOZART: Symphony No. 40 There may not be a story attached to it, but Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 — an epic creation in the stormy key of G minor — is as dramatic as any tale ever told on a stage.

APRIL 12

DVOŘÁK UNTUXED Thomas Dausgaard, conductor DVOŘÁK: “New World” Symphony In his Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” Dvořák reflected back the bountiful and optimistic United States that welcomed him with open arms. Generously sponsored by

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Thomas Dausgaard

OCTOBER 12

MARCH 22

JUNE 7

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Seattle Symphony musicians HANS ABRAHAMSEN: Schnee Enter the brittle, fragile world of Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen in this hour-long tour de force. Inspired by the music of Bach and Steve Reich, Abrahamsen’s Schnee (“Snow”) reduces music to its most essential forms, weaving ghostly canons into landscapes filled with veils of shifting snow and patterns of crystalline frost.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Seattle Symphony musicians BERIO: Circles BOULEZ: Sur incises Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio challenge the boundaries of musical possibility in two works of daring virtuosity. Boulez’s Sur incises is a riot of color, filled with spectacular energy and drama. Berio’s more introspective Circles reaches for new heights of expression, uniting sound and gesture into music of enigmatic beauty.

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Maria Männistö, soprano Seattle Symphony musicians REINBERT DE LEEUW: “Im wunderschÖenen Monat Mai” Dutch composer Reinbert de Leeuw reimagines the songs of Schubert and Schumann, infusing them with rawness and danger. Written in the style of 1920s German cabaret, de Leeuw’s piece creates a vulnerable, idiosyncratic and ultimately beautiful cycle, a journey through life and tragic love, with all the emotions that accompany it.

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CHAMBER SERIES TUESDAYS AT 7:30PM Watch the talented musicians of the Seattle Symphony take center stage to perform an exquisite assortment of chamber works in the intimate Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

CHAMBER SERIES OCTOBER 30

DVOŘÁK & SCHUBERT Seattle Symphony musicians HINDEMITH: String Trio No. 1 DVOŘÁK: Wind Serenade in D minor SCHUBERT: “Death and the Maiden” Dig deep into Schubert’s fantastical fever dreams of contemplating death, played out in tender tones by a quartet of strings. Dvořák, meanwhile, offers a haughty serenade full of life and regimental style, contrasting Schubert's haunting melodies.

FEBRUARY 19

APRIL 9

DEBUSSY STRING QUARTET

BEETHOVEN & STRAVINSKY

Seattle Symphony musicians BARRIÈRE: Sonata for Two Cellos RENIÉ: Trio for Harp, Violin and Cello MILHAUD: Violin Sonata No. 2 DEBUSSY: String Quartet In Debussy's first and only foray into writing for string quartets, he broke the chamber music mold. With his daring and freeform structure, he created a strikingly modern chamber style all his own. Debussy's avant garde quartet is perfectly at home amongst works by pioneering female composer Henriette Renié and modernist composer Darius Milhaud.

Seattle Symphony musicians SCHUMANN: Three Romances STRAVINSKY: Duo Concertant MARTINŮ: Trio for Flute, Viola and Piano BEETHOVEN: Septet Though written for just two musicians, Stravinsky's ambitious Duo Concertant takes on the spirit of a full-fledged concerto. Stravinsky crafted this lean instrumentation for his own concert touring, faced with the prospect of performing in cities without established orchestras. Beethoven's Septet follows suit with sublime symphonic feeling for modest forces.

CHAMBER

FLUKE/GABELEIN ORGAN RECITALS MONDAYS AT 7:30PM World-class organists meet the magnificent Watjen Concert Organ — a marvel of old world craftsmanship and modern technology.

ORGAN RECITALS

NOVEMBER 12

MARCH 18

MAY 13

JOSEPH ADAM

WAYNE MARSHALL

KATELYN EMERSON

Joseph Adam is Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. He has been Cathedral Organist at Seattle’s St. James Cathedral since 1993 and a faculty member at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for the past 16 years.

English organist Wayne Marshall is a triple threat in the classical music world, being a gifted conductor as well as a recitalist in both organ and piano. Marshall’s bustling recital appearances continue to take him across the globe, from Moscow to San Francisco to Seoul.

Katelyn Emerson is a rising star in the organist world, taking top honors at the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition. She is currently Associate Organist and Choirmaster at Boston’s Church of the Advent.


FAMILY CONCERTS

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FAMILY CONCERTS

AGES 0–5 | ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL FRIDAYS AT 10:30AM or SATURDAYS AT 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30AM Your family’s musical adventures begin here! Seattle Symphony musicians share their favorite stories, songs and musical games in a series that introduces your youngest listeners to the instruments of the orchestra. These interactive and fun concerts are 35 minutes.

AGES 6–12 S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM SATURDAYS AT 11AM Bring your family together to build musical memories 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 pre-concert activities featuring crafts and instrument exploration. OCTOBER 27

THE PLANETS

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Prepare for liftoff as the orchestra takes a trip into outer space. From the moon to the solar system, this concert will transport your child’s imagination to a galaxy far, far away! Costumes are encouraged. Join us post-concert for our annual Fall Carnival featuring games, food and prizes!

Arrive early for pre-concert activities that include an instrument zoo, a percussion play area and a fun craft in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Activities begin 30 minutes before every performance.

OCTOBER 5 OR 6

THE STRINGS: TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

Seattle Symphony string quartet Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle! Enjoy nursery rhymes and classic children’s songs as you get to know the largest family in the orchestra — the strings! DECEMBER 7 OR 8

THE WINDS: THE NUTCRACKER

Seattle Symphony woodwind quintet Dance along with the sugar plum fairies as you and your little ones discover the woodwind family! This sweet and magical holiday performance will create enchanting winter memories as the flute, oboe, French horn, clarinet and bassoon bring the tale of Tchaikovsky’s dreamy Nutcracker to life.

DECEMBER 1

THE SNOWMAN

FEBRUARY 8 OR 9

Celebrate the holidays with your family and Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s film The Snowman! A young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him on an adventure to the North Pole.

Seattle Symphony brass quintet Stop and smell the flowers with Ferdinand the Bull and his friends, the brass section! The French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba will teach us how music, like Ferdinand, can be fast or slow and loud or soft.

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Northwest Boychoir Apprentices

THE BRASS: FERDINAND THE BULL

FEBRUARY 23

PETER AND THE WOLF

Farkhad Khudyev, conductor Magic Circle Mime Co. Without upsetting the maestro, three musicians and a conductor's assistant must outwit a fearsome wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. The musicians become the characters as Prokofiev's exhilarating musical tale springs to life, putting kids (and adults!) on the edge of their seats. MAY 4

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor From Saint-Saëns’ enchanting Carnival of the Animals to Rossini’s galloping William Tell Overture, you’ll want to swim like a swan, hop like a kangaroo and strut like a lion after experiencing this wild menagerie of music!

APRIL 12 OR 13

THE PERCUSSION: DUCK, DUCK, TAMBOURINE

Seattle Symphony percussionists Explore fun rhymes and dance to exciting rhythms with our friends in the percussion section! We’ll shake, we’ll rattle and we’ll clap along to the beat. JUNE 7 OR 8

THE ORCHESTRA: M IS FOR MUSIC

Seattle Symphony chamber ensemble It’s a family reunion! The strings, winds, brass and percussion families all come together to create a tiny orchestra exploring the alphabet through music!


HOLIDAY CONCERTS

BUNDLE UP TIGHT AND RING IN THE SEASON! HOLIDAY CONCERTS VARIOUS DATES & TIMES 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! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, AT 2PM

HOLIDAY POPS Stuart Chafetz, conductor Tony DeSare, piano & vocals Capathia Jenkins, vocals University of Washington Chorale A holiday tradition! The brilliant pianist Tony DeSare and the soulful Capathia Jenkins join conductor Stuart Chafetz and the University of Washington Chorale for this heartwarming program. Featuring seasonal classics, traditional favorites and that holiday cheer you love, this year’s Holiday Pops spreads the heartfelt warmth of the season with humor and joy. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, AT 8PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, AT 1 & 8PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, AT 2PM

HANDEL MESSIAH Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor & countertenor Yulia Van Doren, soprano Colin Balzer, tenor Michael Kelly, 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 conductor & countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, the Seattle Symphony, Chorale and a strong cast of soloists — honor Handel’s greatest work.

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Northwest Boychoir

New Year̓s Eve SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, AT 8PM

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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, AT 8PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, AT 8PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, AT 2PM

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Yasko Sato, soprano Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano Sean Panikkar, tenor Davóne Tines, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 8 KODALY: Dances of Galánta 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.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, AT 9PM

NEW YEAR’S EVE THE DOO WOP PROJECT Michael Krajewski, conductor The Doo Wop Project Ring in 2019 with the Doo Wop Project and the Seattle Symphony, journeying from foundational Doo Wop tunes through their influence on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of today’s favorites from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5 and more. Featuring stars from Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate and reimagine some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history! 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!


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SEPTEMBER 15

SEPTEMBER 27–29

OPENING NIGHT WITH LUDOVIC MORLOT & JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET

MORLOT CONDUCTS RAVEL

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition KHACHATURIAN: Piano Concerto

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Steven Osborne, piano MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE: La source d'un regard RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major DEBUSSY: Printemps RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

SEPTEMBER 20, 22 & 23

BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO Ludovic Morlot, conductor Augustin Hadelich, violin DEBUSSY: Gigues from Images JANÁČEK: The Cunning Little Vixen Suite BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto

OCTOBER 5–7

OCTOBER 19

'80S REWIND

BEETHOVEN UNTUXED

Stuart Chafetz, conductor Nicole Parker, vocals Aaron C. Finley, vocals

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

OCTOBER 5 & 6

THE STRINGS: TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR

OCTOBER 26 & 27

Seattle Symphony string quartet

Richard Egarr, conductor CORELLI: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 1 HANDEL: Concerto grosso, Op. 3, No. 2 MUFFAT: Armonico Tributo No. 5 HANDEL: Concerto grosso, Op. 6, No. 10 PURCELL: Dido's Lament HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks

OCTOBER 11, 13 & 14

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Behzod Abduraimov, piano SCHUMANN: “Zwickauer” Symphony BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2

HANDEL MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS

OCTOBER 27

THE PLANETS

OCTOBER 12

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor

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OCTOBER 30

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor Seattle Symphony musicians HANS ABRAHAMSEN: Schnee OCTOBER 18 & 20

BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY

DVOŘÁK & SCHUBERT Seattle Symphony musicians HINDEMITH: String Trio No. 1 DVOŘÁK: Wind Serenade in D minor SCHUBERT: “Death and the Maiden”

Ruth Reinhardt, conductor Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello SCHUMANN: Manfred Overture TCHAIKOVSKY: Rococo Variations KAIJA SAARIAHO: Ciel d’hiver BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

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NOVEMBER 1–3

NOVEMBER 12

SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2

JOSEPH ADAM

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 2 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 NOVEMBER 6

ROUTES OF SLAVERY NOVEMBER 8 & 10

TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 4 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Viktoria Mullova, violin Matthew Barley, cello DEBUSSY: Petite suite PASCAL DUSAPIN: At Swim-Two-Birds (U.S. Premiere) TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

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Joseph Adam, organ NOVEMBER 14

INON BARNATAN Inon Barnatan, piano NOVEMBER 15, 17 & 18

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 5 Kirill Karabits, conductor Boris Giltburg, piano BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 5 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 NOVEMBER 29 & DECEMBER 1

RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

NOVEMBER 9

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Khatia Buniatishvili, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

TCHAIKOVSKY UNTUXED

NOVEMBER 30

Ludovic Morlot, conductor TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

RACHMANINOV UNTUXED Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Khatia Buniatishvili, piano RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2


DECEMBER 22

THE SNOWMAN

A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS

Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Northwest Boychoir Apprentices DECEMBER 7 & 8

THE WINDS: THE NUTCRACKER Seattle Symphony woodwind quintet DECEMBER 7–9

HOLIDAY POPS Stuart Chafetz, conductor Tony DeSare, piano & vocals Capathia Jenkins, vocals University of Washington Chorale DECEMBER 14–16

HANDEL MESSIAH Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor & countertenor Yulia Van Doren, soprano Colin Balzer, tenor Michael Kelly, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale HANDEL: Messiah

Joseph Crnko, conductor Northwest Boychoir Vocalpoint! Seattle Members of the Northwest Sinfonia DECEMBER 28–30

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Yasko Sato, soprano Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano Sean Panikkar, tenor Davóne Tines, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 8 KODALY: Dances of Galánta BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

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ITZHAK PERLMAN BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO Pablo Rus Broseta, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 BRUCH: Violin Concerto

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JUNE 20, 22 & 23

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