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JO IN US! This season I’m thrilled to share with you some of the music that has meant so much to me in my life — including full programs dedicated to the amazing music of Ravel and Stravinsky to open and close the season. I am continually inspired by the music of these great composers, as I am by another composer very close to my heart — Mozart. This season we will be presenting the entire majestic cycle of his last seven symphonies. Since I came to Seattle it has been my dream to collaborate with some of the other great arts organizations in our city. Next season we will honor Speight Jenkins’ inspiring long tenure as General Director of Seattle Opera in performances of Verdi’s masterful Requiem, featuring soloists hand–picked by Speight. And our performances of J.S. Bach’s deeply moving St. Matthew Passion will be presented in collaboration with a relative newcomer on the local early music scene, Pacific MusicWorks, and its Artistic Director, Stephen Stubbs. We will also perform Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Artistic Director, James Ehnes, collaborate with the University of Washington’s School of Music on our Celebrate Asia performance, and work with many other schools and community organizations on multiple projects. As well as Bach’s masterpiece from the Baroque era, we’ll also be bringing you exciting contemporary voices, including a new violin concerto by French composer Pascal Dusapin, a new piano concerto by Alexander Raskatov, and a piece by Scottish composer James MacMillan. And we’ll further explore Seattle’s music roots at Sonic Evolution with new creations inspired by musical legends Ray Charles, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Bill Frisell! It’s a real highlight for me to share the stage with the amazing talents of our own Symphony musicians. Our Concertmaster, Alexander Velinzon, will perform Brahms’ Violin Concerto, and our Principal Cello, Efe Baltacıgil, will play Dvorˇák’s Cello Concerto. And on our Mozart and Baroque series we will hear solos from Susan Gulkis Assadi, Principal Viola; Jordan Anderson, Principal Bass; Mark Robbins, Associate Principal Horn; Zartouhi DombourianEby, Piccolo; Demarre McGill, Principal Flute; and several wonderful violinists from the Orchestra. I’m especially looking forward to working with Jeff Tyzik, our new Principal Pops Conductor, as we jointly program and conduct our New Year’s Eve concert, which promises to be an exciting affair. I feel so lucky to be here, making music with such a great Orchestra almost daily. Our journey together and with you is a joy to be part of, and I can’t wait to launch into another incredible season. Whether you come for Mozart, Verdi or Raskatov, or if you go with us all the way to New York’s Carnegie Hall on my first tour with the Orchestra, I urge you to

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Celebrate Asia explores the diverse musical traditions of Asia in a spectacular East-meets-West event. The program features music from Takemitsu to Grieg, including a new work by Richard Karpen for Vietnamese and Western instruments. Come at 6:30pm to see pre-concert performances in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

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TC H AIKOV S KY ’ S V IO LIN C O N C E RTO Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Mayuko Kamio, violin Boris Giltburg, piano TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 3 TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto

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STRAVIN SKY ’ S THREE G RE AT B ALLE TS Before he turned 30, Igor Stravinsky embarked on three scores that would change his life — and the classical music world — forever. Not only did The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring take Stravinsky from relative obscurity to international notoriety — these three scores also offer us a glimpse into a decisive moment in history: when the musical world turned the corner from the traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries and came face to face with the modern age. The Firebird, with its stunning colorful orchestration, was an overnight hit that thrust Stravinsky onto the world’s stage. One year later, Petrushka’s unexpected harmonies and brash rhythms cemented his status as a leading creative mind. With The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky broke the mold forever. Stunning his audiences with chaotic, primal sounds and complex rhythmic energy, Stravinsky deftly ushered the musical world into the 20th century with music so audacious that it remains shockingly new, even a full century after its 1913 premiere. Hearing all three works on the same program is a rare opportunity to the feel the earth shift under your feet, watch the past fade into the distance, and glimpse the dawn of modernity on the horizon.

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RAVE L’ S COLO R F U L G E N IU S The 2013–2014 Masterworks Season opens with a biopic of one of the great masters of orchestral writing. Maurice Ravel had a singular talent for creating colorful and evocative soundscapes that, like the great impressionist paintings of Monet or Renoir, beg to be described in visual terms. Combining the exotic sounds of Spain with an interest in jazz — yet never neglecting his French sensibility for restraint and clarity — Ravel composed music that is set apart for its exquisite craftsmanship and visceral power. From orchestral showpieces Boléro and Rapsodie espagnole, to the composer’s beloved piano concertos, Ravel continues to amaze with his talent for transforming the simplest musical ideas into dramatic artistic statements, creating some of the most celebrated music of the 20th century.

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MOZ A RT’ S P I A NO C ON C E RTO NO. 2 3 Andrew Manze, conductor <<< Simone Dinnerstein, piano PURCELL: Suite MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 5

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V ER DI ’ S R EQ U I E M Ludovic Morlot, conductor Twyla Robinson, soprano Tamara Mumford, mezzo–soprano René Barbera, tenor Jordan Bisch, bass Seattle Symphony Chorale VERDI: Requiem Sponsored by the Nesholm Family Foundation

V ERDI’S R E LIG IOU S D RAMA It comes as no surprise that Giuseppe Verdi — an operatic composer with a talent for highly emotional scenes — found inspiration in a traditional Requiem Mass while grieving the loss of a dear friend. The ancient text traverses the full range of human emotion as it grapples with the eternal questions of life and death, and Verdi’s evocative music responds in kind. From terrifying hammerstrokes describing the day of wrath and majestic trumpets heralding the last judgment, to exquisite vocal lines expressing the hope of a joyful afterlife, this passionate score is one of the truly great dramatic works of all time. Yet, despite its religious text, Verdi’s Requiem transcends creed. Through the universal language of music, the Requiem speaks with powerful, unmatched emotion to all who have searched for meaning, coped with loss, or pondered the great unknown.

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M OZA RT’S SY M PH ONY NO. 29 Stilian Kirov, conductor Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola Jordan Anderson, double bass Maria Mannisto, soprano MOZART: Divertimento for Strings in D major DITTERSDORF: Sinfonia concertante for Double Bass and Viola MOZART: Exsultate jubilate, K. 65 MOZART: Symphony No. 29

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H AYD N & TCHAI KOVSKY Alastair Willis, conductor / Pavel Gomziakov, cello ELGAR: Serenade HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C major MOZART: Symphony No. 37 TCHAIKOVSKY: Serenade for Strings

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S H OSTA KOV I C H Olari Elts, conductor / Alexander Melnikov, piano SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 2 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9

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N EW PRI N CI PAL P OP S CON D U CTO R I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to make great music with the Seattle Symphony! I have admired this orchestra for many years and have thoroughly enjoyed every time we have performed together during the past decade. I love Seattle and I look forward to creating wonderful programs that will not only excite Seattle Symphony concertgoers, but will also interest new audiences to come and experience this great Orchestra. I'm also excited about the opportunity to work with Ludovic Morlot. His ideas of how to connect the Symphony and the community are extraordinary and I'm glad to be a part of that initiative. The Seattle Symphony has such a bright future and I'm glad to be able to contribute my energy to this great institution.

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Jeff Tyzik kicks off the 2013–2014 Seattle Pops series with music from Gershwin's beloved Porgy and Bess. Program features legendary songs such as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.”

The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra — the most popular and sought–after big band in the world today — returns to Benaroya Hall. Experience the unique swinging sound of this legendary band. Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

A MER I CA N S W I NG Jeff Tyzik, conductor It’s time to don your red, white and blue! Jeff Tyzik celebrates the spirit of American music throughout the ages — from John Philip Sousa’s Liberty Bell March to Yankee Doodle to Aaron Copland’s Variations on a Shaker Melody — in swinging style.

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ST. M ATTHEW PASSI O N Ludovic Morlot, conductor / Julian Prégardien, tenor (Evangelist) / Dorothee Mields, soprano Shannon Mercer, soprano / Terry Wey, countertenor / Laura Pudwell, mezzo–soprano Aaron Sheehan, tenor / Charles Daniels, tenor / Tyler Duncan, baritone Matthew Brook, bass-baritone / Northwest Boychoir / Seattle Symphony Chorale J.S. BACH: St. Matthew Passion The wine tasting will not be held prior to this program. Regular bar service will be available.

J.S. B AC H ’S ST. MATT H E W PASSIO N “There is nothing like it in all music,” Leonard Bernstein famously said of J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Written in 1729 to celebrate Good Friday, Bach’s beloved masterwork remains a pillar of sacred music nearly 300 years after its first performance. Since the 13th century, Christian churches have observed Holy Week by using music to retell one of the most famous stories in Western culture: the final days leading to the crucifixion of Christ. From this simple tradition Bach created one of the richest and most complex works in the history of music. From the Last Supper to the trial, death and burial of Jesus, Bach weaves the account of the Gospel of Matthew into a musical tapestry that is both deeply personal and truly transfiguring.

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is presented in partnership with Pacific MusicWorks, who will also present Bach’s intensely dramatic St. John Passion. Led by Pacific MusicWorks Music Director Stephen Stubbs and drawing on the same soloists as the St. Matthew Passion performances, this concert is presented in the intimate Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

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B EETH OV EN’ S NI NTH SY MP H ONY Carlos Kalmar / Nathalie Paulin, soprano / Angela Niederloh, mezzo–soprano Brendan Tuohy, tenor / Charles Robert Stephens, bass Seattle Symphony Chorale BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme by Haydn BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Choral”

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NEW YEA R’ S EV E CONCERT, COUNTDOWN & CELEBRATION Ludovic Morlot, conductor / Jon Kimura Parker, piano Jeff Tyzik, conductor & trumpet GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue Ring in the New Year with the Seattle Symphony! Ludovic Morlot and Jeff Tyzik join forces for a festive program featuring classical and jazzy excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker, Gershwin’s famous Rhapsody in Blue with pianist Jon Kimura Parker, music from Star Wars and much more. Then, countdown to midnight at a post-concert party in Benaroya Hall’s beautiful Grand Lobby. Concert Tickets include post-concert party!

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THE ORCHESTRA SI NGS Stilian Kirov, conductor This concert from Carnegie Hall is all about participation! Learn to sing and play melodies such as Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and Copland’s “I Bought Me a Cat” on recorder, then bring your recorder to the concert to play along with the Orchestra! Visit seattlesymphony.org/linkup for recorder parts and “how–to” videos.

How does music create nature's landscapes through sound? Youth from the Puget Sound Region will perform local works including a new piece from Seattle Opera's Our Earth project, composed by Eric Banks with libretti by Irene Keliher. When salmon fail to return to the sea one spring, Orca, Raven, Coyote and a greedy fisherman head upriver on a journey of a lifetime.

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P ETR U S H K A Ludovic Morlot, conductor Russian dance comes to the Symphony. The Olympic Ballet Theatre puts a modern spin on the classic Russian children’s story about a puppet that comes to life — set to Stravinsky’s famous Petrushka.

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$17

$36

POPS SERIES

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p. 6

Founders Tier / Founders Tier Box

THU & FRI

SAT & SUN

p. 22–123

p. 22–23

Orchestra F

$85

$85

3rd Tier Box

$130

$145

3rd Tier

$165

$170

$225

$240

Orchestra E 3rd Tier Box

$48

$27

$74/$57

$30

$28

$37

$57

$27

$27

$17

Orchestra D

$57

$35

$74

$23

$21

$48

$70

$32

$35

$17

Orchestra C 2nd Tier 2nd Tier Box 3rd Tier

$70

$44

$74/$66

$30

$28

$58

$82

$37

$44

$17

Orchestra C Orchestra E 2nd Tier 2nd Tier Box

Founders Tier Orchestra B

$87

$67

$83

$42

$38

$76

$100

$55

$67

$25

Founders Tier Orchestra B Orchestra D

$290

$305

Orchestra A

$99

$74

$91

$64

$59

$86

$108

$60

$74

$25

Orchestra A

$330

$350

Founders Tier Box

$125

$96

$122

$75

$69

$109

$130

$65

$96

$25

Founders Tier Box

$375

$395

$12

PARKING Benaroya Hall

$60

$60

PARKING Benaroya Hall

$12

$12

$12

$12

$12

$12

$12

$12

$12

All prices subject to change after March 2, 2013.

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

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PHOTOS: Photo of Ludovic Morlot on page 2 by Sussie Ahlburg; additional images of Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony on pages 4, 5, 9 & 18 by Larey McDaniel; on pages 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 21, 24, 27 & 28 by Ben VanHouten. Sonic Evolution images on page 7 by Ben VanHouten. Beyond the Score images on page 18 by Ben VanHouten. WolfGang images on page 20 by Jerome Tso. Discover Music images on page 29 by Robert Wade.

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