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THOMAS DAUSGAARD listen boldly


Thomas

Music-making with the Seattle Symphony is a supreme joy. I love Seattle and I can’t wait to get started.” Thomas Dausgaard

The great rhythm of our city is change, propelling us ever forward with energy and purpose. And so, with an enthusiastic embrace of the future, we welcome Thomas Dausgaard as our new music director. Thomas’ first season reflects his passion and joy for making music and his profound sense of humanity — nourishing qualities that bring us back again and again to the concert hall. Be part of Thomas’ inaugural season.


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Subscriber Exclusives SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, at 5PM

Opening Night Concert & Gala Thomas Dausgaard conductor Daniil Trifonov piano

Lang Lang with the Seattle Symphony Thomas Dausgaard conductor Lang Lang piano

Nielsen Maskarade Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra Thomas Dausgaard takes the stage in his first concert as Music Director in a program that includes pianist Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Be part of the glamour and excitement of Dausgaard’s inaugural Opening Night with us! Special-purchase Gala tickets including cocktails, dinner, dancing and champagne intermission are available. Call the Special Events department at 206.215.4753 to reserve Gala tickets.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, at 7:30PM

Sibelius Andante festivo Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” The sensational Lang Lang returns to Benaroya Hall for a one-night-only concert with the Seattle Symphony. “His playing was so raptly beautiful that one was afraid to breathe for fear of missing anything” (Chicago Tribune).

Lang Lang

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Daniil Trifonov

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Various dates and times

Artists you don’t want to miss! Concerts you’ll never forget! Subscribers receive exclusive advance access to these one-of-a-kind concerts. Add them to your subscription today!

Rach fest WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, at 7:30PM

Chick Corea Rhapsody in Blue Steven Mercurio conductor Chick Corea piano Chick Corea Piano Concerto No. 1 Gershwin Piano Solo Selections Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Twenty-two-time Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Chick Corea partners with the Seattle Symphony on George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. From the opening clarinet trill to the energized and rhapsodic piano passages, this beloved American classic melts in this master jazz pianist’s hands.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, at 8PM

MAY 21 & 23

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs Musical Co-Directors Philippe Jaroussky countertenor (Orfeo) Amanda Forsythe soprano (Euridice)

With their unforgettable melodies and astonishing technical feats, Rachmaninov’s piano concertos are the ultimate vehicles for artistry and virtuosity. This two-night festival lets you trace the evolution of an iconoclastic composer while discovering new stars from around the world, including Japan’s Aimi Kobayashi and France’s Rémi Geniet. Rachmaninov was a staggeringly talented teenager himself when he made his public debut as a composer and performer.

Orfeo ed Euridice

“[Amanda Forsythe] and Jaroussky spar vividly as he leads her out of the Underworld ...” – Gramophone Dive into the mythical world of Orfeo, the legendary musician who journeyed into the underworld to bring his beloved wife Euridice back to life. Rockstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky assumes the role of the mythic Orfeo, guiding us through three major operatic settings of this tale by opera pioneers Monteverdi, Sartorio and Rossi. SUNDAY, MARCH 8, at 4PM

Celebrate Asia Tianyi Lu conductor Guarav Mazumdar sitar Conrad Tao piano

Huang Ruo Folk Songs for Orchestra Reena Esmail Sitar Concerto (World Premiere) Conrad Tao Oneiroi Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Chick Corea

Rach Fest

THURSDAY, MAY 21, at 7:30PM

Rach Fest 1

Ryan Bancroft conductor Alexandra Dovgan piano Aimi Kobayashi piano Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 SATURDAY, MAY 23, at 8PM

Rach Fest 2

Ryan Bancroft conductor Rémi Geniet piano Ivan Bessonov piano Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4

The 12th annual Celebrate Asia shines a spotlight on two young Asian American composers — Reena Esmail and Conrad Tao — who are taking the classical world by storm. Esmail’s Sitar Concerto, written for the upcoming centennial of Ravi Shankar’s birth, will receive its world premiere on the Benaroya Hall stage. Tao, a talented pianist and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, joins us to perform his own work. Pre- and post-concert festivities bookend this celebration of the musical melting pot of Seattle’s vibrant Asian communities.

aimi Kobayashi

Philippe Jaroussky


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Masterworks SEPTEMBER 19 or 21

OCTOBER 31 or NOVEMBER 2

Mahler Symphony No. 1

Augustin Hadelich Brahms Violin Concerto

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Yefim Bronfman piano

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Augustin Hadelich violin

Lotta Wennäkoski Flounce Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 Mahler Symphony No. 1

Berlioz Three fragments from La damnation de Faust Brahms Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No. 2

OCTOBER 10 or 12

Mozart Jupiter Symphony Thomas Dausgaard conductor Claire Chase flute J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 Olga Neuwirth Aello - ballet mécanomorphe (U.S. Premiere) Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Thomas Dausgaard conductor Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

OCTOBER 24 or 26

Schumann Piano Concerto Cristian Măcelaru conductor Beatrice Rana piano Anna Clyne Within Her Arms Schumann Piano Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Augustin Hadelich

Seattle Symphony 2019/20

NOVEMBER 21 or 23

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patricia kopatchinskaja

thomas on The rite of spring

JANUARY 9 or 11

In this program we explore ecstasy by two Russian composers partly living at the same time, but each exploring into the extreme their own — very different — musical languages. Both works have drawn me to them like a magnet: Scriabin’s is like a musical hallucination of fantasy and repetition, and Stravinsky’s is a series of dances accumulating tension released by the final ritual of a girl dancing herself to death. It has its inspiration in ancient rituals in Russia — and in traditional folk music which Stravinsky immersed himself in while composing it. This aspect of the work interests me very much, and to that end we will be joined by performers of traditional Russian folk music and dance to illustrate what inspired Stravinsky in what we like to call a ‘roots’ program.”

Maxim Emelyanychev conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Beethoven Emperor Concerto Elena Langer Figaro Gets a Divorce Suite (World Premiere) Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian” Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.

JANUARY 30 or FEBRUARY 1

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Nielsen Symphony No. 1 Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Charles and Maria Schweizer.


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Beethoven festival FEBRUARY 27 or 29

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos Ryan Wigglesworth conductor & piano Paul Lewis piano Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat major Ryan Wigglesworth Mozart Variations (U.S. Premiere) Haydn Symphony No. 103, “Drumroll” MARCH 19 or 21

APRIL 23 or 25

Bernstein Songfest Thomas Dausgaard conductor Hannah Lash harp Valerie Muzzolini harp Tracy Cantin soprano J’Nai Bridges mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen mezzo-soprano Ben Bliss tenor Kevin Deas bass-baritone Davóne Tines bass

Thomas Dausgaard Salome

Daniel Kidane “Dream Song” (U.S. Premiere) Hannah Lash Double Harp Concerto (World Premiere) Bernstein Songfest

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Gun-Brit Barkmin soprano (Salome) Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone ( Jochanaan) Peter Bronder tenor (Herodes) Michaela Martens mezzo-soprano (Herodias) Ross Hauck tenor (Narraboth)

The commission of Hannah Lash’s Double Harp Concerto is generously underwritten by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.

R. Strauss Salome

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Julia Lezhneva soprano Kenneth Tarver tenor Benjamin Appl baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale

Peter Bronder and Ross Hauck’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund. Salome is generously sponsored by the Nesholm Family Foundation.

APRIL 2 or 4

Wayne Marshall Plays & Conducts Gershwin

JUNE 18 or 20

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Swil Kanim violin Paul Chiyokten Wagner native flute Members of regional native tribes Janice Giteck Potlatch Symphony 2020 (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

Ben Bliss’ performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

APRIL 30 or MAY 2

Haydn The Creation

Haydn The Creation Kenneth Tarver’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

Wayne Marshall conductor & piano Gershwin Concerto in F Gershwin Second Rhapsody Gershwin An American in Paris

Thomas Dausgaard

Hannah Lash

Wayne marshall

Swil Kanim & Paul chiyokten Wagner


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Masterworks ... what remains lodged in the memory and heart … are the beauty of the Seattle Symphony’s playing, the depth and spiritual integrity of Dausgaard’s inquiry …” Classical Voice OCTOBER 17 or 19

SEPTEMBER 26 or 28

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Mozart Requiem

Marc Albrecht conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello Wagner Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser Dvořák Cello Concerto Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Stroll with Mussorgsky on a vivid tour through Pictures at an Exhibition, rendered in fantastic detail by Ravel’s orchestration. In Dvořák’s concerto, unfettered imagination turns inward to thoughts of home and a lost love, producing one of the cello’s most beautiful and emotive showpieces. Daniel Müller-Schott’s performances are generously underwritten by the William and Carole Ellison Foundation.

Masaaki Suzuki conductor Noah Geller violin Joanne Lunn soprano Roxana Constantinescu mezzo-soprano Lawrence Wiliford tenor Morgan Smith baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Takemitsu Requiem for String Orchestra Hartmann Concerto funèbre Mozart Requiem The requiem that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart left unfinished on his deathbed, voiced here in heavenly counterpoint by the Seattle Symphony Chorale, imparts beauty and consolation in the face of tragedy. Lawrence Wiliford’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

NOVEMBER 14 or 16

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 James Feddeck conductor Efe Baltacıgil cello Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Angelique Poteat Cello Concerto (World Premiere) Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 Crippling self-doubt and scars from scathing reviews almost silenced Rachmaninov as a composer, but he fought his way back to create his rapturous Second Symphony, a work saturated with heart-wrenching beauty. In her new concerto, composer Angelique Poteat envisions a timely musical discourse in which the cello “strives to promote art, expression and free will in an orchestral swarm of oppression, close-mindedness and uncertainty.” Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously sponsored by Jon and Pat Rosen. The commission of Angelique Poteat’s Cello Concerto is generously underwritten by The Lynn and Brian Grant Family.

JANUARY 16 or 18

Thomas Zehetmair Beethoven Violin Concerto Thomas Zehetmair conductor & violin Beethoven Violin Concerto Mozart Minuet in C major, K. 409 Mozart Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

MARC ALBRECHT ROXANA CONSTANTINESCU

DANIEL MÜLLER-SCHOTT

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JOANNE LUNN

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto ushers us into that rare space where every gesture is essential and meaningful, from the anticipatory taps on the timpani to the ascendant arpeggios of the finale. Thomas Zehetmair serves as both conductor and soloist in this spellbinding concerto, bringing what the BBC hails as “a virtuoso technique married to a musical mind that won’t take anything for granted.”


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MARCH 12 or 14

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 Eun Sun Kim conductor Elisa Barston violin Prokofiev Classical Symphony Price Violin Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 Florence Price’s Second Violin Concerto is startingly fresh, weaving influences from African American spirituals into the tapestry of the orchestra. Prokofiev’s whimsical First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s gut-wrenching Fifth show two Russian outsiders arriving at bold and highly personal strategies to cast aside the heavy mantles of Mozart and Beethoven.

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Beethoven festival

APRIL 16 or 18

The Music of John Adams John Adams conductor Jeremy Denk piano Timothy McAllister saxophone John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? John Adams City Noir John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? is a new mind-bending concerto featuring pianist Jeremy Denk, praised by The New York Times as “one of his generation’s most eloquent and thoughtful interpreters.” In City Noir, Adams populates a gritty symphony with inspiration found in Los Angeles.

JEREMY DENK

EUN SUN KIM

Thomas Dausgaard

JUNE 11 or 13

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Community Youth Chorus Angelique Poteat New Work for Youth Chorus & Orchestra (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica This is a community-wide celebration of beginnings, including Beethoven’s First Symphony, in which the young composer mastered the Classical style advanced by his heroes Haydn and Mozart. The epic Third Symphony, stretching far beyond the scope of anything that came before it, turned the pages of history and launched the Romantic era in all its power and grandeur. Teens across King County reflect on Beethoven’s revolutionary legacy to create a new work to preface his early masterpieces.


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Masterworks SEPTEMBER 19 or 21

OCTOBER 24 or 26

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Yefim Bronfman piano

Cristian Măcelaru conductor Beatrice Rana piano

Lotta Wennäkoski Flounce Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 Mahler Symphony No. 1

Anna Clyne Within Her Arms Schumann Piano Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

In his opening concert of the Masterworks Season, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard sets an exhilarating course with Mahler’s universal First Symphony. Brahms’ piano concertos are on a scale larger than even some of his symphonies, and Yefim Bronfman explores the full dynamic range of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, from the jubilant scherzo to the graceful finale. The lively Flounce by the Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski opens the evening.

Schumann’s Piano Concerto channels the boundless love and inspiration that flowered in his marriage to a world-class pianist. Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony revisits the awe he felt as a young man in Edinburgh, beholding the ancient castle of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Mahler Symphony No. 1

Schumann Piano Concerto

JANUARY 9 or 11

Beethoven Emperor Concerto Maxim Emelyanychev conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano Elena Langer Figaro Gets a Divorce Suite (World Premiere) Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian” Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, his last and largest, earns its “Emperor” nickname with majestic keyboard flourishes and sumptuous orchestral surroundings. Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony jubilantly relives the brilliant sunshine, mystical nights and spirited locals that greeted the young genius on his Grand Tour. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.

FEBRUARY 6 or 8

Dvořák Symphony No. 8 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Gidon Kremer violin

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Weinberg Violin Concerto Dvořák Symphony No. 8 Violinist Gidon Kremer finds “a source of an unlimited inspiration” in Mieczysław Weinberg, a Polish-born, Soviet composer who followed in the shadow of his mentor and friend, Dmitri Shostakovich. The progress of an outsider working a century earlier is echoed in Antonín Dvořák, who indulged in glorious sounds of nature and Czech country life in his Eighth Symphony.

Beatrice Rana

gidon kremer Thomas Dausgaard

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thomas on salome Strauss wrote some of his most daring and powerful music in Salome, and it stands as one of the greatest works of the 20th century. Strauss was not alone in being inspired by Oscar Wilde’s work. The original sensual illustrations for Salome by the young Aubrey Beardsley matched Strauss’ virtuosity in their art, but where Beardsley created drama in pure black and white, Strauss’ music is colorful in the extreme. I am stunned by the abandon and relentless originality in Strauss’ music, and forever perplexed how he gave up this side of himself after just one more opera (Elektra) in this expressionistic direction.”

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APRIL 2 or 4

APRIL 30 or MAY 2

Wayne Marshall Plays & Conducts Gershwin Wayne Marshall conductor & piano Gershwin Concerto in F Gershwin Second Rhapsody Gershwin An American in Paris Nothing encapsulates the high-class fashions and devil-may-care attitudes of the Jazz Age like George Gershwin’s music for the concert hall. Conducting these virtuoso showpieces from the piano, Wayne Marshall leads the orchestra through Gershwin’s affectionate, jazz-filled postcard from 1920s Paris.

Thomas Dausgaard Salome

Haydn The Creation Thomas Dausgaard conductor Julia Lezhneva soprano Kenneth Tarver tenor Benjamin Appl baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Haydn The Creation Haydn poured a lifetime’s worth of inspiration and innovation into The Creation, a masterpiece of biblical proportions. The effervescent orchestral music displays the confidence Haydn earned after composing more than a hundred symphonies and the jubilant vocal solos draw on his oft-forgotten talents as an opera composer. Kenneth Tarver’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

JUNE 18 or 20

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Gun-Brit Barkmin soprano (Salome) Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone ( Jochanaan) Peter Bronder tenor (Herodes) Michaela Martens mezzo-soprano (Herodias) Ross Hauck tenor (Narraboth)

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Swil Kanim violin Paul Chiyokten Wagner native flute Members of regional native tribes Janice Giteck Potlatch Symphony 2020 (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”

R. Strauss Salome With a hair-raising plot adapted from Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play and explosive music crafted by the king of orchestral storytelling, Richard Strauss, Salome condenses all the thrills of grand opera into 90 minutes of edge-of-your-seat intensity. Salome is generously sponsored by the Nesholm Family Foundation.

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Beethoven festival

MARCH 19 or 21

Peter Bronder and Ross Hauck’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

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Wayne marshall

In the “Pastoral” Sixth Symphony, Beethoven flung open the doors of the concert hall, attuning his symphonic craft to the natural world like never before. Returning to a landmark project from 2013, Potlatch Symphony 2020 brings the Seattle Symphony and artists from Puget Sound’s first nations together in an exchange that celebrates this region’s land and ancestral history.

gun-Brit Barkmin julia Lezhneva


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Masterworks You can tell by the wild cheering emanating from Benaroya Hall: Thomas Dausgaard is back in town.” The Seattle Times OCTOBER 10 or 12

Mozart Jupiter Symphony Thomas Dausgaard conductor Claire Chase flute J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 Olga Neuwirth Aello - ballet mécanomorphe (U.S. Premiere) Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” Mozart’s grand “Jupiter” Symphony is carried by an almost explosive creativity, a melting pot of inspiration influenced by the great master Bach. Each of Bach’s concertos has a way of putting traditional orchestra hierarchy on its head and the Fourth Concerto is no exception. It’s matched with a work by Olga Neuwirth, Aello, a fascinating pairing originally performed at the BBC Proms with Thomas Dausgaard conducting the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

OCTOBER 31 or NOVEMBER 2

NOVEMBER 21 or NOVEMBER 23

Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Augustin Hadelich violin

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Augustin Hadelich Brahms Violin Concerto Berlioz Three fragments from La damnation de Faust Brahms Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No. 2 Augustin Hadelich and the Seattle Symphony are a match made in heaven. Having already won a Grammy Award together, Hadelich returns with Brahms’ Violin Concerto. As The Seattle Times wrote, Hadelich is an artist “whose playing is so riveting, so beautifully original, that you want to exhort every reader: ‘Go if you possibly can.’”

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

With howling harmonies, gut-punching rhythms and a prehistoric plot that builds to the pagan sacrifice of a virgin dancing herself to death, it’s no wonder that Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring set off a riot at its first performance. Thomas Dausgaard, leading an oversized orchestra, lets loose all the physicality and wild abandon embedded in this earthshaking ballet. JANUARY 30 or FEBRUARY 1

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Nielsen Symphony No. 1 Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto offers an unguarded view into a tormented composer’s private, deeply felt reserves of emotion. The symphonic masterstrokes of Denmark’s greatest musical hero, Carl Nielsen, take on extra significance in the hands of his compatriot Thomas Dausgaard. Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Charles and Maria Schweizer.

Nathalie Stutzmann

Claire Chase

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Beethoven festival FEBRUARY 27 or 29

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos Ryan Wigglesworth conductor & piano Paul Lewis piano Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat major Ryan Wigglesworth Mozart Variations (U.S. Premiere) Haydn Symphony No. 103, “Drumroll” Composer, conductor and pianist Ryan Wigglesworth joins fellow British pianist Paul Lewis for a four-handed fugue and a romp through the showpiece that Mozart played with his equally gifted sister. Wigglesworth also presents the first American performance of his Mozart Variations for piano and orchestra. With boundaries blurred between composer and performer, this program rekindles the spirit of that golden age when Mozart was the toast of the town.

thomas on bernstein songfest In this celebration of American music we perform the premieres from two strong contemporary voices, Hannah Lash and Daniel Kidane, and a work which Bernstein himself held in highest esteem, his Songfest. I was lucky to be a student in Bernstein’s conducting master class at the Schleswig Holstein Festival in 1988. I had heard him previously at some ecstatic concerts and when I was about 12 I had watched him on TV conducting Brahms’ First Symphony, without which I think I would not necessarily have become a conductor. His total identification with the music, just pouring it out of himself so that it became alive and gripping, was overwhelming. During the class he also conducted his own Songfest, composed to celebrate the bicentenary of the United States. It is a powerful and touching song cycle, loosely modelled on Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde — and ultimately a work about Bernstein, his love life — and his musical wingspan.”

APRIL 23 or 25

Bernstein Songfest Thomas Dausgaard conductor Hannah Lash harp Valerie Muzzolini harp Tracy Cantin soprano J’Nai Bridges mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen mezzo-soprano Ben Bliss tenor Kevin Deas bass-baritone Davóne Tines bass Daniel Kidane “Dream Song” (U.S. Premiere) Hannah Lash Double Harp Concerto (World Premiere) Bernstein Songfest In Songfest, Leonard Bernstein’s exuberant and radically inclusive portrait of the United States at its bicentennial, six powerhouse voices interpret four centuries of American poetry. Veering from opera to jazz to Broadway to modernist techniques, Bernstein offers an irrepressible optimist’s vision of eclectic, raucous unity. The commission of Hannah Lash’s Double Harp Concerto is generously underwritten by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting.

JUNE 25 or 27

Beethoven Festival Symphony No. 9 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Francesco Piemontesi piano Celena Shafer soprano Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Dashon Burton baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Beethoven Choral Fantasy Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral” In his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven models the ultimate courage of an artist, transcending his profound deafness and all preconceptions about the limits of a symphony. Every measure of vulnerability and power builds to the most uplifting arrival in the history of music, when the Seattle Symphony Chorale rises to proclaim the rousing “Ode to Joy.” Anthony Dean Griffey’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

Ben Bliss’ performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

Valerie muzzolini

Kevin Deas

Thomas Dausgaard


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Masterworks SEPTEMBER 29

OCTOBER 20

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Mozart Requiem

Marc Albrecht conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello Wagner Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser Dvořák Cello Concerto Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Stroll with Mussorgsky on a vivid tour through Pictures at an Exhibition, rendered in fantastic detail by Ravel’s orchestration. In Dvořák’s concerto, unfettered imagination turns inward to thoughts of home and a lost love, producing one of the cello’s most beautiful and emotive showpieces. Daniel Müller-Schott’s performances are generously underwritten by the William and Carole Ellison Foundation.

Masaaki Suzuki conductor Noah Geller violin Joanne Lunn soprano Roxana Constantinescu mezzo-soprano Lawrence Wiliford tenor Morgan Smith baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Takemitsu Requiem for String Orchestra Hartmann Concerto funèbre Mozart Requiem

The requiem that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart left unfinished on his deathbed, voiced here in heavenly counterpoint by the Seattle Symphony Chorale, imparts beauty and consolation in the face of tragedy. Lawrence Wiliford’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

JANUARY 19

Thomas Zehetmair Beethoven Violin Concerto Thomas Zehetmair conductor & violin Beethoven Violin Concerto Mozart Minuet in C major, K. 409 Mozart Symphony No. 38, “Prague” Beethoven’s Violin Concerto ushers us into that rare space where every gesture is essential and meaningful, from the anticipatory taps on the timpani to the ascendant arpeggios of the finale. APRIL 5

Wayne Marshall Plays & Conducts Gershwin Wayne Marshall conductor & piano Gershwin Concerto in F Gershwin Second Rhapsody Gershwin An American in Paris Nothing encapsulates the high-class fashions and devil-may-care attitudes of the Jazz Age like George Gershwin’s music for the concert hall. Conducting these virtuoso showpieces from the piano, Wayne Marshall leads the orchestra through Gershwin’s affectionate, jazz-filled postcard from 1920s Paris.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

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Beethoven festival APRIL 19

The Music of John Adams John Adams conductor Jeremy Denk piano Timothy McAllister saxophone John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? John Adams City Noir John Adams’ Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? is a mind-bending concerto featuring pianist Jeremy Denk, praised by The New York Times as “one of his generation’s most eloquent and thoughtful interpreters.” In City Noir, Adams populates a gritty symphony with inspiration found in Los Angeles.

JUNE 14

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Seth Parker Woods cello Tyshawn Sorey New Work for Cello & Orchestra (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 2 Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Prepare to be dazzled by the Second Symphony, a pivotal work that blazed a path to glory for young Beethoven. Then Music Director Thomas Dausgaard leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7, which celebrates relentless, infectious rhythms. JUNE 21

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 Thomas Dausgaard conductor

JUNE 28

Beethoven Festival Symphony No. 9 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Francesco Piemontesi piano Celena Shafer soprano Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Dashon Burton baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Beethoven Choral Fantasy Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral” In his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven models the ultimate courage of an artist, transcending his profound deafness and all preconceptions about the limits of a symphony. Every measure of vulnerability and power builds to the most uplifting arrival in the history of music, when the Seattle Symphony Chorale rises to proclaim the rousing “Ode to Joy.” Anthony Dean Griffey’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

Charles Corey New Work (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Shining like a sunbreak on a stormy day, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 celebrates this great composer. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a wholly different creature, one with forward drive and an unyielding fidelity.

jeremy denk

Beethoven’s nine symphonies offer a glimpse into about 25 years of development of a genius, each symphony being a world of its own.” Thomas Dausgaard

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Masterworks

[Dausgaard] coaxed a stirring, at times shattering performance from the Seattle Symphony” Musical America

SEPTEMBER 20

Mahler Symphony No. 1 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Yefim Bronfman piano Lotta Wennäkoski Flounce Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 Mahler Symphony No. 1 In his opening concert of the Masterworks Season, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard sets an exhilarating course with Mahler’s universal First Symphony. Brahms’ piano concertos are on a scale larger than even some of his symphonies, and Yefim Bronfman explores the full dynamic range of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, from the jubilant scherzo to the graceful finale. The lively Flounce by the Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski opens the evening.

NOVEMBER 15

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 James Feddeck conductor Efe Baltacıgil cello Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Angelique Poteat Cello Concerto (World Premiere) Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 Crippling self-doubt and scars from scathing reviews almost silenced Rachmaninov as a composer, but he fought his way back to create his rapturous Second Symphony, a work saturated with heart-wrenching beauty. In her new concerto, composer Angelique Poteat envisions a timely musical discourse in which the cello “strives to promote art, expression and free will in an orchestral swarm of oppression, close-mindedness and uncertainty.” Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously sponsored by Jon and Pat Rosen. The commission of Angelique Poteat’s Cello Concerto is generously underwritten by The Lynn and Brian Grant Family.

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JUNE 12

Maxim Emelyanychev conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor & piano Paul Lewis piano

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Seth Parker Woods cello

Elena Langer Figaro Gets a Divorce Suite (World Premiere) Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat major Ryan Wigglesworth Mozart Variations (U.S. Premiere) Haydn Symphony No. 103, “Drumroll”

Tyshawn Sorey New Work for Cello & Orchestra (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 2 Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, his last and largest, earns its “Emperor” nickname with majestic keyboard flourishes and sumptuous orchestral surroundings. Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony jubilantly relives the brilliant sunshine, mystical nights and spirited locals that greeted the young genius on his Grand Tour.

Composer, conductor and pianist Ryan Wigglesworth joins fellow British pianist Paul Lewis for a four-handed fugue and a romp through the showpiece that Mozart played with his equally gifted sister. Wigglesworth also presents the first American performance of his Mozart Variations for piano and orchestra. With boundaries blurred between composer and performer, this program rekindles the spirit of that golden age when Mozart was the toast of the town.

Prepare to be dazzled by the Second Symphony, a pivotal work that blazed a path to glory for young Beethoven. Then Music Director Thomas Dausgaard leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7, which celebrates relentless, infectious rhythms.

Beethoven Emperor Concerto

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7

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thomas on beethoven For me Beethoven was the gateway to classical music. When I was about 10 I had formed a rock band together with three other boys, and we were writing our own songs, performing them and had been taken under the wings of one of the leading rock bands in Denmark. I loved it. But when about a year later I first heard Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata and tried to play it on the piano there was no way back. The rock band disbanded and I reveled in Beethoven, listening to and playing all I could get hold of. I felt a connection to his music, and in some way I felt understood through it. And it opened my ears to all those composers who had inspired him — and to those he inspired afterwards. His music had an elemental force, it was larger than life, it had a humanity and warmth — I couldn’t imagine a life without it.”

June

Beethoven THURSDAY, JUNE 11, at 7:30PM SATURDAY, JUNE 13, at 8PM

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, at 12 NOON SUNDAY, JUNE 14, at 2PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, at 7:30PM SATURDAY, JUNE 20, at 8PM

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Community Youth Chorus

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Seth Parker Woods cello

Angelique Poteat New Work for Youth Chorus & Orchestra (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Tyshawn Sorey New Work for Cello & Orchestra (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 2 Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Swil Kanim violin Paul Chiyokten Wagner native flute Members of regional native tribes

This is a community-wide celebration of beginnings, including Beethoven’s First Symphony, in which the young composer mastered the Classical style advanced by his heroes Haydn and Mozart. The epic Third Symphony, stretching far beyond the scope of anything that came before it, turned the pages of history and launched the Romantic era in all its power and grandeur. Teens across King County reflect on Beethoven’s revolutionary legacy to create a new work to preface his early masterpieces.

Prepare to be dazzled by the Second Symphony, a pivotal work that blazed a path to glory for young Beethoven. Then Music Director Thomas Dausgaard leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7 which celebrates relentless, infectious rhythms.

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Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8

Janice Giteck Potlatch Symphony 2020 (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” In the “Pastoral” Sixth Symphony, Beethoven flung open the doors of the concert hall, attuning his symphonic craft to the natural world like never before. Returning to a landmark project from 2013, Potlatch Symphony 2020 brings the Seattle Symphony and artists from Puget Sound’s first nations together in an exchange that celebrates this region’s land and ancestral history.


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Festival seth parker woods FRIDAY, JUNE 19, at 8PM SUNDAY, JUNE 21, at 2PM

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Charles Corey New Work (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Shining like a sunbreak on a stormy day, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 celebrates this great composer. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is a wholly different creature, one with forward drive and an unyielding fidelity. Plus, Charles Corey’s world premiere pairs the unique instruments of 20th century composer-inventor Harry Partch with the orchestra.

Dashon Burton FRIDAY, JUNE 26, at 7PM

Beethoven Ninth Untuxed Thomas Dausgaard conductor Celena Shafer soprano Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Dashon Burton baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral” In his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven models the ultimate courage of an artist, transcending his profound deafness and all preconceptions about the limits of a symphony. Anthony Dean Griffey’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

Wallis Giunta FRIDAY, JUNE 25, at 7:30PM SATURDAY, JUNE 27, at 8PM SUNDAY, JUNE 28, at 2PM

Beethoven Festival Symphony No. 9

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Francesco Piemontesi piano Celena Shafer soprano Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Dashon Burton baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Beethoven Choral Fantasy Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral” In his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven models the ultimate courage of an artist, transcending his profound deafness and all preconceptions about the limits of a symphony. Every measure of vulnerability and power builds to the most uplifting arrival in the history of music, when the Seattle Symphony Chorale rises to proclaim the rousing “Ode to Joy.” Anthony Dean Griffey’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.


Pops OCTOBER 4, 5 or 6

Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony 30th Anniversary Edition George Daugherty conductor Bugs Bunny at the Symphony celebrates the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner — while the original Looney Tunes scores are played live by the Seattle Symphony. This 30th anniversary program highlights classics like The Rabbit of Seville and Rhapsody Rabbit alongside brand new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts.

NOVEMBER 8, 9 or 10

The Movie Music of John Williams Lawrence Loh conductor From Harry Potter to Star Wars to Indiana Jones, John Williams has penned some of the most unforgettable film scores of all time. Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the orchestra in this special tribute to the great John Williams.

Looney Tunes and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s18)

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DECEMBER 6, 7 or 8

Holiday Pops Stuart Chafetz conductor

University of Washington Chorale

A holiday tradition! 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.


Fridays at 8pm or Saturdays at 8pm or Sundays at 2pm 6-Concert Packages

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FEBRUARY 14, 15 or 16

MARCH 27, 28 or 29

JUNE 5, 6 or 7

Jules Buckley conductor Sheléa vocals Jonah Nillson vocals

Scotty Barnhart director

Michael Krajewski conductor Capathia Jenkins vocals Tony DeSare vocals

The Best of Quincy Jones

As a master inventor of musical hybrids, Quincy Jones has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies and television. Named one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Jones’ creative magic is on full display as the Seattle Symphony and guest artists pay tribute to this musical legend.

Jules Buckley

Count Basie Orchestra The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra celebrates 85 years of classic Basie swing! This historic orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, brings to Benaroya Hall such seminal big band hits as “April in Paris,” “One O’ Clock Jump,” “Li’l Darlin” and “Shiny Stockings.” Winners of 18 Grammy Awards and known as “the most explosive force in jazz,” they will be joined by vocalist Carmen Bradford for tributes to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

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Frank & Ella

Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald were the undisputed singing stars of their era, and they ignited the stage when they joined forces. Join audience favorites Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare for classic Frank and Ella hits such as “The Lady is a Tramp,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Body and Soul” and many more.

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Fridays or Saturdays at 8pm

Baroque & Wine

These musical delights from the decadent Baroque era are as pleasing on the palate as the wines poured at each pre-concert wine tasting in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby — just $15 for four pours. JANUARY 24 or 25

MARCH 6 or 7

MAY 15 or 16

Elisa Citterio conductor & violin

Dmitry Sinkovsky conductor, countertenor & violin Susan Gulkis Assadi viola Zach Finkelstein tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale

Anthony Romaniuk conductor, harpsichord, organ & piano

Italian Baroque

Bach & Telemann

Albinoni Sinfonia à cinque Locatelli Concerto grosso, Il pianto d’Arianna Scarlatti Concerto grosso in F minor Valentini Concerto in A minor Vivaldi Violin Concerto, L’amato bene Dall’Abaco Concerto, Op. 6, No. 12 Music by the incomparable Vivaldi meditates on love, and a dramatic concerto by Locatelli remembers the weeping of Arianna, the spurned princess from Greek mythology. These Italian masterpieces let you hear the virtuosic players of the Symphony in unmatched clarity and detail.

J.C. Bach Symphony in D major Telemann Viola Concerto C.P.E. Bach Flute Concerto in D minor transcribed for violin J.S. Bach Opening Chorus and “Jesus bleibet meine Freude” from Cantata No. 147 J.S. Bach Cantata No. 134 Baroque virtuoso Dmitry Sinkovsky harnesses his breathtaking skills as conductor, countertenor and violinist to take audiences on a tour of stellar selections from Telemann and the extraordinarily talented Bach family.

Handel & Bach Muffat Sonata No. 1, Armonico tributo Rebel Les élémens Handel Organ Concerto in F major J.S. Bach Vor deinen Thron tret’ ich, “Deathbed Chorale” C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Concerto in D major Handel’s inventive concerto unites the unlikely combination of string orchestra and pipe organ in music that is astoundingly fresh and light on its feet. Muffat’s harmonic tribute to Italy adds German precision and French elegance to establish a new tradition of ensemble writing. With music from Bach’s deathbed and a forward-looking concerto from his most accomplished son, the torch passes to a new generation.

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In Recital

The In Recital series lets audiences get up close and personal with the world’s most acclaimed musicians in the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, at 7:30PM

Anne Sofie von Otter & Kristian Bezuidenhout Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano Kristian Bezuidenhout piano Join internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and one of today’s most notable and exciting keyboard artists Kristian Bezuidenhout for an enchanting evening of Mozart and Schubert songs and piano pieces. “Von Otter has honed the art of singing to such a point that she is purely expressive, no matter what she’s singing ...” raves The Washington Post.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, at 7:30PM

Itzhak Perlman Itzhak Perlman violin

Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to his irrepressible joy for making music. FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, at 8PM

Thomas Hampson Song of America: Beyond Liberty

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, at 8PM

Steven Osborne Beethoven Piano Sonatas Steven Osborne piano Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos. 30, 31 & 32 Beethoven’s farewell to the Classical-Romantic genre is reflected in his last three piano sonatas. Now pianist Steven Osborne, one of Britain’s most treasured musicians, brings his insightful and idiomatic interpretations to these three masterpieces.

Thomas Hampson baritone Jazz Ensemble Thomas Hampson will guide audiences through centuries of stories celebrating America’s history of song. Song of America: Beyond Liberty was developed with stage director Francesca Zambello and writer Royce Cacrek.

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Untuxed

With favorites from Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony to Beethoven’s soaring Ninth, the Untuxed series is filled with the most popular works from the symphonic repertoire. And these concerts are short (no intermission) and casual (no formal wear for the orchestra), with engaging insights and wit from host and Seattle Symphony bass Jonathan Green. All concerts start at 7pm on Friday nights. Join us! OCTOBER 25

FEBRUARY 7

MARCH 13

Cristian Măcelaru conductor

Thomas Dausgaard conductor

Eun Sun Kim conductor

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Festival Overture Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Prokofiev Classical Symphony Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Antonín Dvořák indulged in glorious sounds of nature and Czech country life in his Eighth Symphony.

Prokofiev’s whimsical First Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s gut-wrenching Fifth show two Russian outsiders arriving at bold and highly personal strategies to cast aside the heavy mantles of Mozart and Beethoven.

Mendelssohn Untuxed Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony revisits the awe he felt as a young man in Edinburgh, beholding the ancient castle of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Dvořák Untuxed

Tchaikovsky Untuxed


Fridays at 7pm

MAY 22

JUNE 26

Ryan Bancroft conductor Rémi Geniet piano

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Celena Shafer soprano Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Dashon Burton baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale

Rachmaninov Untuxed Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 With unforgettable melodies and astonishing technical feats, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 is the ultimate vehicle for artistry and virtuosity at the piano.

Beethoven Ninth Untuxed

Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral” In his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven models the ultimate courage of an artist, transcending his profound deafness and all preconceptions about the limits of a symphony. Anthony Dean Griffey’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

Wallis Giunta

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Fridays at 10pm

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FEBRUARY 21

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Respighi /arr. Belkis Danza Guerresca from Queen of Sheba Gabrieli Canzon per sonar primi toni David Sampson Morning Music Gabrieli Canzon per sonar septimi et octavi toni Gunther Schuller Five Pieces Gabrieli Canzon per sonar in echo duodecimi toni Anthony DiLorenzo A Little Russian Circus The Seattle Symphony’s brass section provides an evening of sacred music by the great Venetian composer Gabrieli interwoven with the works of contemporary American composers Schuller, Sampson and DiLorenzo.

Eddie Mora Bermúdez Plegaria (U.S. Premiere) Flo Menezes Grand Écart (U.S. Premiere) Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Short Stories II (World Premiere) Juan David Osorio El Paraíso según Maria (World Premiere) Pianist Cristina Valdés and members of the orchestra perform the works of four leading contemporary Latin American composers in an evening led by Associate Conductor Lee Mills and Conducting Fellow Lina Gonzalez-Granados.

If this brand of out-of-the-routine programming and performance is typical of Dausgaard, Seattle is lucky to have him.” San Francisco Classical Music

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[untitled] 3 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Cristina Valdés piano Kaija Saariaho Lichtbogen Per Nørgård Prelude to Breaking Bent Sørensen Ständchen Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Chronos Bent Sørensen Pantomime and Mignon from the Papillons trilogy Thomas Dausgaard shares the music of his fellow countryman, Danish composer Bent Sørensen, whose shimmering works have been compared with the paintings of Georges Seurat. Sørensen is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.


Fridays at 8pm

Chamber Seattle Symphony musicians step in the spotlight. 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 15

MARCH 20

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Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 Beethoven Oboe Trio in C major Ravel Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5, “Ghost”

Beethoven String Quartet No. 11, “Serioso” Martinů La revue de cuisine Suite Beethoven Horn Sextet Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9

Beethoven & Ravel

Beethoven & Shostakovich

JANUARY 10

Mozart & Franck Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano Seattle Symphony musicians Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds Franck Piano Quintet

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Five Beethoven Cello Sonatas Seattle Symphony musicians Beethoven Cello Sonatas Nos. 1–5


Saturdays at 11am

Ages 6–12 S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

Family Concerts

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 in the Saumuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby one hour before the show for pre-concert activities featuring crafts and instrument exploration.

OCTOBER 19

The Magic Flute Lee Mills conductor Julin Cheung flute Charles Robert Stephens baritone Christina Siemens soprano Do you believe in magic? We’re traveling to far-off lands filled with fairies and mythical queens. Our fantastical journey will feature selections from Mozart’s iconic opera The Magic Flute and Mendelssohn’s shimmering overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. DECEMBER 14

The Snowman Lee Mills conductor Community Youth Chorus 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. FEBRUARY 22

Wonder Women Elisa Barston violin Join us for this exciting performance bursting with girl power! We all know Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Let’s hear it for Boulanger, Beach and Price! Hear the incredible music of women composers and stories of strong women throughout history. MAY 2

The Adventures of Peer Gynt Thomas Dausgaard conductor Community Youth Chorus Come with us on a journey through Scandinavia with our friend Peer Gynt! Made popular by Looney Tunes and The Simpsons, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite transports you to the lush vastness of Scandinavia with popular tunes like Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King. Our journey ends in Finland where we’ll need your help to perform Sibelius’ expansive Finlandia. Are you up for the journey? Let’s go! Seattle Symphony 2019/20

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Fridays at 10:30am or Saturdays at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30am

Ages 0–5 Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

Tiny Tots Concerts

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. Arrive early for pre-concert activities that include instrument exploration, a percussion play area and crafts in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Pre-concert activities begin 30 minutes before every performance. OCTOBER 4 or 5

The Percussion: 5, 6 Pick Up Sticks Seattle Symphony percussion ensemble 1, 2, 3, 4 we’ll drum together and explore! Seattle Symphony percussionists lead little ones on a counting journey around the world through games, songs and rhythmic music. DECEMBER 6 or 7

The Brass: March of the Toys Seattle Symphony brass quintet Dance with the dolls and march with toys at this holiday spectacular! You and your family will love singing, dancing and toot-toot-tooting along to holiday favorites with the trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba. FEBRUARY 7 or 8

The Woodwinds: Peter and the Wolf Seattle Symphony woodwind quintet Fly like a bird and sneak like a cat; we’re going on an adventure with the woodwind family! You’ll meet the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and horn as you sing and dance along to your favorite animal songs. APRIL 3 or 4

The Strings: Mother Goose Seattle Symphony string quartet Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb and Beauty and the Beast are our special guests! Musicians from Seattle Symphony’s string section bring the enchanting and melodious sounds of your family’s favorite fairy tales to life. JUNE 5 or 6

The Orchestra: Beethoven’s Birthday Bash Seattle Symphony chamber orchestra It’s a party! The percussion, brass, woodwinds and strings come back together to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. You’ll sing along and dance to some of Beethoven’s greatest hits with the Seattle Symphony!


Holidays SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, at 2PM

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, at 8PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, at 1 & 8PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, at 2PM

Holiday Pops

Handel Messiah

Stuart Chafetz conductor University of Washington Chorale A holiday tradition! 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.

Matthew Halls conductor Liv Redpath soprano Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano Thomas Cooley tenor William Berger 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. Performances of Handel’s Messiah are supported by a gift in memory of Gwen Jones Whyte. Thomas Cooley’s performances are supported by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 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.


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Get your holiday joy, cheer & magic at Benaroya Hall! All your holiday favorites in one amazing downtown location.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, at 8PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, at 2PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, at 8PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, at 8PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, at 2PM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, at 9PM

The Four Seasons

Randall Craig Fleischer conductor Meow Meow vocals

Lee Mills conductor Elisa Barston violin Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero tango dancers

Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotized and inspired audiences globally with unique creations and sell-out concerts. Now Meow Meow brings her unique brand of subversive and sublime cabaret, and a little twist of untraditional festive cheer, to ring in 2020 with the Seattle Symphony. Audiences will experience an unforgettable evening of exquisite music alongside a rather large dose of perfectly constructed mayhem and madness.

Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Vivaldi The Four Seasons Back by popular demand, Vivaldi’s lyrical masterpiece sings with color and beauty. Paired with the tango-inspired work The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by famed Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, featuring renowned tango dancers Touceda and Lucero, this dazzling evening will take you from the most celebrated of Italian Baroque composers to the passionate rhythms of Argentina.

New Year’s Eve Meow Meow

“She is sensational. 5 Stars.” – The Times UK 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!

Meow Meow

Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero


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Opening Night Concert & Gala

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Daniil Trifonov piano Nielsen Maskarade Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4 R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra SEPTEMBER 19–21

Mahler Symphony No. 1 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Yefim Bronfman piano Lotta Wennäkoski Flounce Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 Mahler Symphony No. 1

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SEPTEMBER 14

OCTOBER 2

Anne Sofie von Otter & Kristian Bezuidenhout

Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano Kristian Bezuidenhout piano

OCTOBER 4 & 5

OCTOBER 19

The Percussion: 5, 6 Pick Up Sticks

Seattle Symphony percussion ensemble OCTOBER 9

Lang Lang with the Seattle Symphony

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Lang Lang piano

Marc Albrecht conductor Daniel Müller-Schott cello

Wagner Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser Dvořák Cello Concerto Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Seattle Symphony musicians

George Daugherty conductor

Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony 30th Anniversary Edition

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

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Respighi/arr. Belkis Danza Guerresca from Queen of Sheba Gabrieli Canzon per sonar primi toni David Sampson Morning Music Gabrieli Canzon per sonar septimi et octavi toni Gunther Schuller Five Pieces Gabrieli Canzon per sonar in echo duodecimi toni Anthony Dilorenzo A Little Russian Circus

OCTOBER 4–6

SEPTEMBER 26, 28 & 29

OCTOBER 18

Sibelius Andante festivo Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” OCTOBER 10 & 12

Mozart Jupiter Symphony Thomas Dausgaard conductor Claire Chase flute

J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 Olga Neuwirth Aello - ballet mécanomorphe (U.S. Premiere) Mozart Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” OCTOBER 17, 19 & 20

Mozart Requiem

Masaaki Suzuki conductor Noah Geller violin Joanne Lunn soprano Roxana Constantinescu mezzo-soprano Lawrence Wiliford tenor Morgan Smith baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale

The Magic Flute

Lee Mills conductor Julin Cheung flute Charles Robert Stephens baritone Christina Siemens soprano OCTOBER 24 & 26

Schumann Piano Concerto Cristian Măcelaru conductor Beatrice Rana piano

Anna Clyne Within Her Arms Schumann Piano Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” OCTOBER 25

Mendelssohn Untuxed Cristian Măcelaru conductor

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” OCTOBER 31 & NOVEMBER 2

Augustin Hadelich Brahms Violin Concerto Nathalie Stutzmann conductor Augustin Hadelich violin

Berlioz Three fragments from La damnation de Faust Brahms Violin Concerto Brahms Symphony No. 2

Takemitsu Requiem for String Orchestra Hartmann Concerto funèbre Mozart Requiem

NOV

NOVEMBER 6

Chick Corea Rhapsody in Blue

Steven Mercurio conductor Chick Corea piano Chick Corea Piano Concerto No. 1 Gershwin Piano Solo Selections Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue NOVEMBER 8–10

The Movie Music of John Williams Lawrence Loh conductor NOVEMBER 14–16

NOVEMBER 15

Beethoven & Ravel

Seattle Symphony musicians Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 Beethoven Oboe Trio in C major Ravel Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé Beethoven Piano Trio No. 5, "Ghost" NOVEMBER 21 & 23

Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Thomas Dausgaard conductor Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

NOVEMBER 22

Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Angelique Poteat Cello Concerto (World Premiere) Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs Musical Co-Directors Philippe Jaroussky countertenor (Orfeo) Amanda Forsythe soprano (Euridice)

James Feddeck conductor Efe Baltacıgil cello

Orfeo ed Euridice

Season at a Glance


The Brass: March of the Toys

Seattle Symphony brass quintet DECEMBER 6–8

Holiday Pops

Stuart Chafetz conductor University of Washington Chorale DECEMBER 14

The Snowman

Lee Mills conductor Community Youth Chorus DECEMBER 20–22

Handel Messiah

Matthew Halls conductor Liv Redpath soprano Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano Thomas Cooley tenor William Berger baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale

DECEMBER 23

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Joseph Crnko conductor Northwest Boychoir Vocalpoint! Seattle Members of the Northwest Sinfonia DECEMBER 28 & 29

The Four Seasons

Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Vivaldi The Four Seasons DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Meow Meow

Randall Craig Fleischer conductor Meow Meow vocals

Thomas Zehetmair conductor & violin

Beethoven Emperor Concerto

Maxim Emelyanychev conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Thomas Zehetmair Beethoven Violin Concerto Beethoven Violin Concerto Mozart Minuet in C major, K. 409 Mozart Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

JANUARY 24 & 25

Italian Baroque

Elisa Citterio conductor & violin

Elena Langer Figaro Gets a Divorce Suite (World Premiere) Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

Albinoni Sonata à cinque Locatelli Concerto grosso, Il pianto d’Arianna Scarlatti Concerto grosso in F minor Valentini Concerto grosso in A minor Vivaldi Violin Concerto, L'Amato bene Dall'Abaco Concerto, Op. 6, No. 12

JANUARY 10

JANUARY 30 & FEBRUARY 1

Mozart & Franck

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano Seattle Symphony musicians Mozart Quintet for Piano and Winds Franck Piano Quintet

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

JANUARY 15

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Nielsen Symphony No. 1

Itzhak Perlman violin

JANUARY 31

Itzhak Perlman

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Weinberg Violin Concerto Dvořák Symphony No. 8 FEBRUARY 7

Dvořák Untuxed

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Dvořák Symphony No. 8 FEBRUARY 7 & 8

The Woodwinds: Peter and the Wolf

Seattle Symphony woodwind quintet FEBRUARY 14–16

The Best of Quincy Jones

Thomas Hampson Song of America: Beyond Liberty

Thomas Hampson baritone Jazz Ensemble

MARCH 6 & 7

MAR

Lee Mills conductor Elisa Barston violin Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero tango dancers

JAN

JANUARY 16, 18 & 19

JANUARY 9–11

Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Gidon Kremer violin

Jules Buckley conductor Sheléa vocals Jonah Nillson vocals

JANUARY 3–5

Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires Vivaldi The Four Seasons

FEBRUARY 6 & 8

Lee Mills conductor Elisa Barston violin Patricio Touceda & Eva Lucero tango dancers

Handel Messiah

The Four Seasons

FEB

DEC

DECEMBER 6 & 7

Bach & Telemann

Dmitry Sinkovsky conductor, countertenor & violin Susan Gulkis Assadi viola Zach Finkelstein tenor Seattle Symphony Chorale J.C. Bach Symphony in D major Telemann Viola Concerto C.P.E. Bach Flute Concerto in D minor transcribed for violin J.S. Bach Opening Chorus and “Jesus bleibet meine Freude” from Cantata No. 147 J.S. Bach Cantata No. 134

MARCH 8

Celebrate Asia

Tianyi Lu conductor Gaurav Mazumdar sitar Conrad Tao piano Huang Ruo Folk Songs for Orchestra Reena Esmail Sitar Concerto (World Premiere) Conrad Tao Oneiroi Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue MARCH 12 & 14

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Eun Sun Kim conductor Elisa Barston violin Prokofiev Classical Symphony Price Violin Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

APR

APRIL 2, 4 & 5

Wayne Marshall Plays & Conducts Gershwin Wayne Marshall conductor & piano Gershwin Concerto in F Gershwin Second Rhapsody Gershwin An American in Paris APRIL 3 & 4

The Strings: Mother Goose

Seattle Symphony string quartet APRIL 3

Steven Osborne Beethoven Piano Sonatas Steven Osborne piano

Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos. 30, 31 & 32


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Lee Mills conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados conductor Cristina Valdés piano Eddie Mora Bermúdez Plegaria (U.S. Premiere) Flo Menezes Grand Écart (U.S. Premiere) Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez Short Stories II (World Premiere) Juan David Osorio El Paraíso según Maria (World Premiere) FEBRUARY 22

Wonder Women Elisa Barston violin

MAY

FEBRUARY 21

MAY 1

MAY 21

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Cristina Valdés piano

Ryan Bancroft conductor Alexandra Dovgan piano Aimi Kobayashi piano

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Kaija Saariaho Lichtbogen Per Nørgård Prelude to Breaking Bent Sørensen Ständchen Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Chronos Bent Sørensen Pantomime and Mignon from the Papillons trilogy MAY 2

The Adventures of Peer Gynt Thomas Dausgaard conductor Community Youth Chorus

FEBRUARY 27–29

MAY 15 & 16

Ryan Wigglesworth conductor & piano Paul Lewis piano

Anthony Romaniuk conductor, harpsichord, organ & piano

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos

Handel & Bach

Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in E-flat major Ryan Wigglesworth Mozart Variations (U.S. Premiere) Haydn Symphony No. 103, “Drumroll”

Muffat Sonata No. 1 Armonico tributo Rebel Les élémens Handel Organ Concerto in F major J.S. Bach Vor deinen Thron tret' ich, “Deathbed Chorale” C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Concerto in D major

MARCH 13

Tchaikovsky Untuxed Prokofiev Classical Symphony Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 MARCH 19 & 21

Thomas Dausgaard Salome

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Gun-Brit Barkmin soprano (Salome) Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone ( Jochanaan) Peter Bronder tenor (Herodes) Michaela Martens mezzo-soprano (Herodias) Ross Hauck tenor (Narraboth) R. Strauss Salome

Michael Krajewski conductor Capathia Jenkins vocals Tony DeSare vocals JUNE 11 & 13

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Community Youth Chorus

Angelique Poteat New Work for Youth Chorus & Orchestra (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Beethoven String Quartet No. 11, "Serioso” Martinů La revue de cuisine Suite Beethoven Horn Sextet Shostakovich String Quartet No. 9

JUNE 12 & 14

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7

MARCH 27–29

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Seth Parker Woods cello

Count Basie Orchestra Scotty Barnhart director

Tyshawn Sorey New Work for Cello & Orchestra (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 2 Beethoven Symphony No. 7

APRIL 16, 18 & 19

APRIL 23 & 25

John Adams conductor Jeremy Denk piano Timothy McAllister saxophone

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Hannah Lash harp Valerie Muzzolini harp Tracy Cantin soprano J’Nai Bridges mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen mezzo-soprano Ben Bliss tenor Kevin Deas bass-baritone Davóne Tines bass

The Music of John Adams

John Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine John Adams Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? John Adams City Noir APRIL 17

Five Beethoven Cello Sonatas Seattle Symphony musicians

Beethoven Cello Sonatas Nos. 1–5

Bernstein Songfest

Daniel Kidane “Dream Song” (U.S. Premiere) Hannah Lash Double Harp Concerto (World Premiere) Bernstein Songfest APRIL 30 & MAY 2

Haydn The Creation

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Julia Lezhneva soprano Kenneth Tarver tenor Benjamin Appl baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Haydn The Creation

Ryan Bancroft conductor Rémi Geniet piano

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 MAY 23

Rach Fest 2

Ryan Bancroft conductor Rémi Geniet piano Ivan Bessonov piano Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Swil Kanim violin Paul Chiyokten Wagner native flute Members of regional native tribes

Frank & Ella

Seattle Symphony musicians

Rachmaninov Untuxed

Seattle Symphony chamber orchestra JUNE 5–7

Beethoven & Shostakovich

MAY 22

JUNE 18 & 20

The Orchestra: Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

MARCH 20

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

JUNE 5 & 6

JUN

Eun Sun Kim conductor

Rach Fest 1

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8

Janice Giteck Potlatch Symphony 2020 (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” JUNE 19 & 21

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 Thomas Dausgaard conductor Charles Corey New Work (World Premiere) Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 JUNE 26

Beethoven Ninth Untuxed

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Celena Shafer soprano Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Dashon Burton baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale

Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral” JUNE 25, 27 & 28

Beethoven Festival Symphony No. 9

Thomas Dausgaard conductor Francesco Piemontesi piano Celena Shafer soprano Wallis Giunta mezzo-soprano Anthony Dean Griffey tenor Dashon Burton baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale Beethoven Choral Fantasy Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

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