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I am thrilled to share with you my second season as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. This season is a celebration of great artists and exciting sounds. Hilary Hahn, Emanuel Ax, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman and many others will set the stage of Benaroya Hall on fire. Alongside them, we’ll also have the chance to hear the talented musicians of the Seattle Symphony as soloists, including flutist Demarre McGill, cellist Efe Baltacıgil, violinists Elisa Barston and Emma McGrath, and percussionist Michael Werner. There’s also a great roster of guest conductors, from Estonian Maestro Neeme Järvi, to the electrifying Andrey Boreyko, and the elegant Thomas Søndergård making his Seattle debut. And I’m particularly proud to have invited four of the most exciting young pianists in the world to perform the complete Rachmaninov Piano Concertos. I’ll be leading Brahms and Mahler symphonies for the first time in Seattle, as well as conducting the New Year performances of Beethoven’s Ninth. But this season is not only about listening to the classics we love — it’s also an invitation to Listen Boldly! I’m looking forward to sharing my love for two of the last century’s greatest masterpieces — Britten’s heartbreaking War Requiem and Messiaen’s extravagantly sensual Turangalîla Symphony. These will be two of the “don’t miss” events of the season! Meanwhile, we’re excited to welcome world-famous composerconductor John Adams to lead the Orchestra in one of his most breathtaking works. We’ll also continue to explore thrilling new musical voices: we have a world premiere from the Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams and we celebrate Seattle’s unique musical legacy with the second year of Sonic Evolution. And, we’re introducing a new series, [untitled], which will feature our own musicians performing contemporary music in the Samuel and Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. I'm also delighted to conduct the fifth annual Celebrate Asia concert. With many of my beloved French composers, Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz and Dutilleux, on these programs, I can’t wait for the 2012–2013 season to be here! Join us at Benaroya Hall!

Ludovic Morlot Music Director

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OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA WITH LUDOVIC MORLOT AND J O S H UA B E L L Saturday, September 15, at 7pm Ludovic Morlot, conductor Joshua Bell, violin

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GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture BERNSTEIN: Serenade COPLAND: Lincoln Portrait BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story See page 27 for more information on this gala evening.

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Friday, October 26, at 8pm Ludovic Morlot, conductor Star Anna and The Laughing Dogs Alan White, percussion

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Following the success of our first Sonic Evolution event in 2011, hear brand new symphonic compositions inspired by Alice in Chains, Blue Scholars and Yes, written by composers Arlene Sierra, Ken Hesketh and Alexandra Gardner. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts

BILL COSBY Sunday, October 21, at 3 & 7pm Comedian Bill Cosby returns to Benaroya Hall for special back-to-back performances. Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

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CELEBRATE ASIA Sunday, January 27, at 4pm Ludovic Morlot, conductor Stilian Kirov, conductor Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano Now in its fifth year, Celebrate Asia explores the musical traditions of Asia in a spectacular event featuring the Seattle Symphony, musical guests, and Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

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ITZHAK PERLMAN IN RECITAL Tuesday, February 19, at 7:30pm Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman, violin Rohan de Silva, piano This Grammy- and Emmy-winning violin virtuoso is a true legend. Don’t miss your chance to hear his one-of-a-kind artistry in recital. Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

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Wednesday, January 23, at 7:30pm

Friday, May 3, at 7:30pm

Bramwell Tovey, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Carlos Kalmar, conductor Storm Large, vocals Oregon Symphony Orchestra

GRIEG: Piano Concerto PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5

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7A & 7B MORLOT CONDUCTS PINES OF ROME September 20 or September 22 Ludovic Morlot, conductor BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture ˚: Symphony No. 6, MARTINU “Fantaisies symphoniques” DEBUSSY: Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

NEEME JÄRVI CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIOLIN CONCERTO November 1 or November 3 Neeme Järvi, conductor Arabella Steinbacher, violin TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from The Snow Maiden TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 6

MORLOT CONDUCTS MESSIAEN’S TURANGALIˆ LA January 31 or February 2 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Cynthia Millar, ondes martenot MESSIAEN: Turangalîla Symphony

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LOVE STORIES: MOZART & RAVEL February 14 or February 16 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano Cédric Tiberghien, piano FAURE: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 RAVEL: Schéhérazade SZYMANOWSKI: Symphony No. 4

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SAINT-SAËNS’ “ORGAN” SYMPHONY June 27 or June 29

BRUCH’S VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Michael Francis, conductor Vadim Gluzman, violin

SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ” WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde WAGNER: Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser

TIPPETT: Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1 ELGAR: Enigma Variations

7C & 7D

March 14 or March 16

TCHAIKOVSKY & SIBELIUS STRAVINSKY'S FIREBIRD SUITE

October 4 or October 6

April 18 or April 20

Thomas Søndergård, conductor Efe Baltacıgil, cello

HK Gruber, conductor Michael Werner, percussion

MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1

ANTHEIL: A Jazz Symphony HK GRUBER: Percussion Concerto, Rough Music BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront STRAVINSKY: The Firebird Suite

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BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” CONCERTO November 8 or November 10 John Adams, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano JOHN ADAMS: Harmonielehre BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

BRITTEN’S WAR REQUIEM June 13 or June 15

MORLOT CONDUCTS MAHLER November 29 or December 1 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Veronika Eberle, violin Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Christine Brewer, soprano Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Ivan Ludlow, baritone Northwest Boychoir Seattle Pro Musica Seattle Symphony Chorale

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 5 March 21 or March 23

BRITTEN: War Requiem

BERG: Violin Concerto MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

Sponsored by The Nesholm Family Foundation

BRAHMS’ SYMPHONY NO. 4

7E & 7 F

February 7 or February 9 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Nicholas Angelich, piano

David Afkham, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture BRITTEN: Cello Symphony BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

BEETHOVEN, MOZART & HAYDN

GERARD SCHWARZ CONDUCTS MOZART

October 18 or October 20

ROSSINI: William Tell Overture SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

April 11 or April 13

Ludovic Morlot, conductor International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Gerard Schwarz, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b DAI FUJIKURA: Mina (World Premiere) HAYDN: Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll”

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271, “Jeunehomme” BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

March 28 or March 30 Andrey Boreyko, conductor Maxim Rysanov, viola Seattle Symphony Chorale LIADOV: The Enchanted Lake GIYA KANCHELI: Styx RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

HILARY HAHN PLAYS SIBELIUS

EMANUEL AX PLAYS BRAHMS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 November 15 or November 17

SIBELIUS: Karelia Overture SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto PASCAL ZAVARO: New Work, U.S. Premiere BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

May 30 or June 1 Jakub Hru˚ša, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 HENRI DUTILLEUX: The Shadows of Time R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

April 25 or April 27 Xian Zhang, conductor Hilary Hahn, violin

BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

MENDELSSOHN’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

SMETANA: Wallenstein’s Camp BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto ˇÁK: Symphony No. 6 DVOR

MORLOT CONDUCTS SHOSTAKOVICH’S VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 June 20 or June 22

January 10 or January 12

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Sergey Khachatryan, violin

Jun Märkl, conductor Louis Lortie, piano STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1 MOZART: Symphony No. 39

SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become Ocean (World Premiere) The Seattle Symphony commission of John Luther Adams’ composition generously underwritten by Lynn and Brian Grant.

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1 3A & 1 3B TCHAIKOVSKY & SIBELIUS October 4 or October 6 Thomas Søndergård, conductor Efe Baltacıgil, cello MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1

BEETHOVEN, MOZART & HAYDN October 18 or October 20 Ludovic Morlot, conductor International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b DAI FUJIKURA: Mina (World Premiere) HAYDN: Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll”

BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” CONCERTO November 8 or November 10 John Adams, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano JOHN ADAMS: Harmonielehre BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

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Gerard Schwarz, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9, in E-flat major, K. 271, “Jeunehomme” BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

EMANUEL AX PLAYS BRAHMS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

BRAHMS’ SYMPHONY NO. 4

November 15 or November 17

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Nicholas Angelich, piano

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano

ROSSINI: William Tell Overture SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

February 7 or February 9

HILARY HAHN PLAYS SIBELIUS April 25 or April 27

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 HENRI DUTILLEUX: The Shadows of Time R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 5

MORLOT CONDUCTS MAHLER

March 21 or March 23

November 29 or December 1

David Afkham, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Veronika Eberle, violin Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano

MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture BRITTEN: Cello Symphony BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

BERG: Violin Concerto MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE

MENDELSSOHN’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1

Xian Zhang, conductor Hilary Hahn, violin SIBELIUS: Karelia Overture SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto PASCAL ZAVARO: New Work, U.S. Premiere BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO May 30 or June 1 Jakub Hru˚ša, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin SMETANA: Wallenstein’s Camp BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto ˇÁK: Symphony No. 6 DVOR

BRITTEN’S WAR REQUIEM

March 28 or March 30 June 13 or June 15 Andrey Boreyko, conductor Maxim Rysanov, viola Seattle Symphony Chorale

January 10 or January 12 Jun Märkl, conductor Louis Lortie, piano

LIADOV: The Enchanted Lake GIYA KANCHELI: Styx RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1 MOZART: Symphony No. 39

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Christine Brewer, soprano Anthony Dean Griffey, tenor Ivan Ludlow, baritone Northwest Boychoir Seattle Pro Musica Seattle Symphony Chorale BRITTEN: War Requiem Sponsored by The Nesholm Family Foundation

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October 7

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Nicholas Angelich, piano

Thomas Søndergård, conductor Efe Baltacıgil, cello

ROSSINI: William Tell Overture SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 1

BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO June 2

BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” CONCERTO November 11 John Adams, conductor Jonathan Biss, piano JOHN ADAMS: Harmonielehre BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

EMANUEL AX PLAYS BRAHMS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

Jakub Hru˚ša, conductor Alina Ibragimova, violin SMETANA: Wallenstein’s Camp BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto ˇÁK: Symphony No. 6 DVOR

MORLOT CONDUCTS SHOSTAKOVICH’S VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 June 23

November 18

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Sergey Khachatryan, violin

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano

SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 1 JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become Ocean (World Premiere)

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 HENRI DUTILLEUX: The Shadows of Time R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

The Seattle Symphony commission of John Luther Adams’ composition generously underwritten by Lynn and Brian Grant.

SAINT-SAËNS’ “ORGAN” SYMPHONY

4A MORLOT CONDUCTS PINES OF ROME September 21 Ludovic Morlot, conductor BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture ˚: Symphony No. 6, MARTINU “Fantaisies symphoniques” DEBUSSY: Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

NEEME JÄRVI CONDUCTS TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIOLIN CONCERTO November 2 Neeme Järvi, conductor Arabella Steinbacher, violin TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite from The Snow Maiden TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 6

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 5 March 22 David Afkham, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture BRITTEN: Cello Symphony BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

June 30 Ludovic Morlot, conductor SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ” WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde WAGNER: Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser

GERARD SCHWARZ CONDUCTS MOZART April 12 Gerard Schwarz, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9, in E-flat major, K. 271, “Jeunehomme” BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4, “Romantic”

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MAHLER’S FOURTH December 2 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano Steve Reeder, narrator MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Beyond the Score® is a 3-concert series that pairs the live concert experience with exciting multimedia presentations. In the first half, you’ll learn about the history and context of a masterwork with the help of narrator Steve Reeder and local actors. After intermission, let your newfound knowledge enhance the performance of the piece in its entirety. Created by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Beyond the Score® is designed for both newcomers and seasoned audiences who want to discover — or re-discover — classical music in an engaging way.

March 17 Michael Francis, conductor Steve Reeder, narrator ELGAR: Enigma Variations

BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH May 5 Christian Knapp, conductor Steve Reeder, narrator BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

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MUSIC OF THE MAD MEN ERA Thursday, September 27, at 7:30pm Friday, September 28, at 8pm Saturday, September 29, at 2 & 8pm Sunday, September 30, at 2pm Steven Reineke, conductor The Seattle Symphony invites you to snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swinging tunes of the 50s and 60s: a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip and catchy dance music spun on every hi-fi.

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HAMLISCH plays HAMLISCH

Thursday, December 6, at 7:30pm Friday, December 7, at 8pm Saturday, December 8, at 2 & 8pm Sunday, December 9, at 2pm

Thursday, February 21, at 7:30pm Friday, February 22, at 8pm Saturday, February 23, at 2 & 8pm Sunday, February 24, at 2pm

Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

Marvin Hamlisch leads the Seattle Symphony in the perfect collection of seasonal favorites. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simply no better way to ring in the holidays.

Enjoy best-loved music by the man who brought us A Chorus Line, The Way We Were and other award-winning hits from stage and screen.


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Thursday, April 4, at 7:30pm Friday, April 5, at 8pm Saturday, April 6, at 2 & 8pm Sunday, April 7, at 2pm

Thursday, June 6, at 7:30pm Friday, June 7, at 8pm Saturday, June 8, at 2 & 8pm Sunday, June 9, at 2pm

Nick Hilscher, vocals Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

Jeff Tyzik, conductor/arranger Byron Stripling, trumpet & vocals Carmen Bradford, vocals Ted Louis Levy, tap dance & vocals Bob Breithaupt, drums

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra — undeniably one of the best all-around dance bands — comes to Benaroya Hall to perform the music that put Dorsey and Frank Sinatra on the map. Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

Smoky, sultry and swingin’. Your table is reserved, right near the band, at The Cotton Club. It’s a salute to the “Hi De Ho” swing of Cab Calloway, the elegant “Satin Doll” sheen of Duke Ellington, and the blistering blast of Satchmo. This concert has so much energy, the legs on your seats will be tap dancing!

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STRAVINSKY & MOZART January 11

October 19

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV’S SCHEHERAZADE March 29

Jun Märkl, conductor Ludovic Morlot, conductor International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella MOZART: Symphony No. 39

MOZART: Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b HAYDN: Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll”

MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 21 February 15

Andrey Boreyko, conductor LIADOV: The Enchanted Lake RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 7 April 26

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Ludovic Morlot, conductor Cédric Tiberghien, piano ROSSINI: William Tell Overture FAURE: Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

Xian Zhang, conductor SIBELIUS: Karelia Overture BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7


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MORLOT CONDUCTS PINES OF ROME

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 5

Thursday, September 20, at 7:30pm

Thursday, March 21, at 7:30pm

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

David Afkham, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello

BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture ˚ : Symphony No. 6, MARTINU “Fantaisies symphoniques” DEBUSSY: Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome

MOZART: Don Giovanni Overture BRITTEN: Cello Symphony BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5

SONIC EVOLUTION

HILARY HAHN PLAYS SIBELIUS

Friday, October 26, at 8pm

Thursday, April 25, at 7:30pm

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Star Anna and The Laughing Dog Alan White, percussion

Xian Zhang, conductor Hilary Hahn, violin

Following the success of our first Sonic Evolution event in 2011, hear brand new symphonic compositions inspired by Alice in Chains, Blue Scholars and Yes, written by composers Arlene Sierra, Ken Hesketh and Alexandra Gardner.

SIBELIUS: Karelia Overture SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto PASCAL ZAVARO: World Premiere BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts

MORLOT CONDUCTS MAHLER Thursday, November 29, at 7:30pm Ludovic Morlot, conductor Veronika Eberle, violin Donatienne Michel-Dansac, soprano BERG: Violin Concerto MAHLER: Symphony No. 4

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ANDR ÁS SC HI FF Monday, October 15, at 7:30pm András Schiff, piano Pianist András Schiff kicks off the 2012–2013 season with an all-Bach recital. Hear why The Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “Schiff stands with perhaps only a handful of pianists in his total achievement of the most severe beauty.”

Y EF IM BRON FMA N Monday, December 10, at 7:30pm Yefim Bronfman, piano Yefim Bronfman is widely regarded as one of the most talented virtuoso pianists performing today. The Chicago Tribune has called his playing “... a marvel of digital dexterity, warmly romantic sentiment and jaw-dropping bravura.”

ANNE- SOPHI E MUTTER Sunday, March 3, at 4pm Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin Superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter returns to the Benaroya Hall stage for one-night-only in a recital that features violin sonatas by Grieg, Previn and Franck.

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Ludovic Morlot bri n g s fo u r m a j o r y ou n g t a l en t s t o t h e s t a g e to perform Rac h m a n i n o v ’s fo u r t h ri l l i n g pi a n o co n cert o s . RACHMANINOV’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 & 2

RACHMANINOV’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 & 4

Thursday, January 3, at 7:30pm

Saturday, January 5, at 8pm

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Yeol eum Son, piano (No. 1) Benjamin Grosvenor, piano (No. 2)

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Denis Kozhukhin, piano (No. 4) Alexander Lubyantsev, piano (No. 3)

RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 1 RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2

RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 4 RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 3

RUSSIAN SPECTACULAR TCHAIKOVSKY’S SYMPHONY NO. 4 Thursday, May 9, at 7:30pm Gerard Schwarz, conductor Vladimir Feltsman, piano TCHAIKOVSKY: Suite No. 4, “Mozartiana” MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23, in A major, K. 488 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

TCHAIKOVSKY’S SYMPHONY NO. 5 Friday, May 10, at 8pm Gerard Schwarz, conductor Vladimir Feltsman, piano MOZART: Symphony No. 35, ”Haffner” MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5

rd S c h w a rz . ra e G y b d te c Condu SHOSTAKOVICH’S SYMPHONY NO. 5 Thursday, May 16, at 7:30pm Gerard Schwarz, conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano David Gordon, trumpet SHOSTAKOVICH: October SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5

SHOSTAKOVICH’S CELLO CONCERTO NO. 1 Friday, May 17, at 8pm Gerard Schwarz, conductor Julian Schwarz, cello SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 11

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BACH & TELEMANN January 18 or January 19 Matthew Halls, conductor HANDEL: Overture from the Occasional Oratorio RAMEAU: Suite from Pigmalion HANDEL: Concerto grosso in B-flat major, Op. 3, No. 2 TELEMANN: Wassermusik, “Hamburger Ebb und Flut“ J.S. BACH: Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069

VIVALDI’S THE FOUR SEASONS March 8 or March 9 Emma McGrath, violin & leader VIVALDI: Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151, “Alla rustica“ HANDEL: Concerto grosso in E minor, Op. 6, No. 3 HANDEL: Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 2 VIVALDI: The Four Seasons

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Douglas Boyd, conductor Demarre McGill, flute

Christian Knapp, conductor John Cerminaro, horn Seattle Symphony Chorale

MOZART: Eine kleine Nachtmusik MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 MOZART: Serenade No. 10 for Winds, Gran Partita, K 361/370a

MOZART: Symphony No. 1 MOZART: Concerto for Flute No. 1, in G major MOZART: March, K. 249 MOZART: Serenade No. 7, K. 250, “Haffner”

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STRAVINSKY, DVOŘÁK & RAVEL Sunday, April 14, at 2pm

MEDTNER: Piano Quintet in C major SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata No. 4 SCHNITTKE: String Trio BRAHMS: Sextet No. 1

STRAVINSKY: Concertino HINDEMITH: Octet ˇÁK: Terzetto, Op. 74 DVOR RAVEL: String Quartet in F major

FRENCH MASTERS Friday, February 1, at 8pm With pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet MILHAUD: Cinema fantaisie POULENC: Elegie for Horn and Piano CAPLET: Conte Fantastique MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time

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JOSEPH ADAM November 5 Featuring works by Vierne, Boulanger and Duruflé.

PAUL JACOBS January 28 Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Elgar and Boulanger.

THIERRY ESCAICH April 8

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PIERROT LUNAIRE February 15 Ludovic Morlot, conductor Cyndia Sieden, soprano JÖRG WIDMANN: String Quartet No. 3, “Hunting Quartet” DANIEL SCHNYDER: subZERO, Bass Trombone Concerto SCHOENBERG: Pierrot Lunaire

1962 October 19 Ludovic Morlot, conductor International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) CAGE: Variations III SCELSI: Khoom BROWN: Novara XENAKIS: Atrées FELDMAN: For Franz Kline LIGETI: Poeme symphonique for 100 metronomes

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Schoenberg’s groundbreaking Pierrot Lunaire.

NEW EXPRESSIONS April 26

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair, the inaugural performance of [untitled] will feature works written in 1962. The program also celebrates the 100th anniversary of John Cage's birth.

Seattle Symphony Musicians BEN HAUSMANN: Oboe Quartet JORDAN ANDERSON: Traction for Solo Double Bass ANNA CLYNE: String Quartet, Roulette CHINARY UNG: Grand Alap SETH KRIMSKY: Love Song Featuring three world premieres by Seattle Symphony principal musicians.

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IDAYS HatOtheLSymphony Com e o ne, c o me a ll! B u n d l e u p t i gh t an d r i n g i n t h e s e as o n w it h t he S ea t t le Sy m p h o n y ’s s p e ci al h o l i d ay co n ce r t s .

HANDEL’S MESSIAH Friday, December 14, at 8pm Saturday, December 15, at 1 & 8pm Sunday, December 16, at 2pm Stephen Stubbs, conductor Shannon Mercer, soprano Laura Pudwell, mezzo-soprano Ross Hauck, tenor Kevin Deas, baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale

A FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Sunday, December 23, at 7pm

CONCERT, COUNTDOWN & CELEBRATION

Joseph Crnko, Conductor Northwest Boychoir / Vocalpoint! Seattle Members of the Northwest Sinfonia Experience the story of the Nativity told through readings, choral settings and audience carols. Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

HANDEL: Messiah The exquisite choral writing and the exultant “Hallelujah” chorus in Handel’s Messiah features the Seattle Symphony Chorale and soloists.

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS WITH EILEEN IVERS Tuesday, December 18, at 7:30pm Backed by her brilliantly versatile band, Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers creates a holiday program that showcases a unique Irish-fusion sound, drawing a wide range of musical styles while remaining true to Celtic traditions. Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY Friday, December 28, at 8pm Saturday, December 29, at 8pm Sunday, December 30, at 2pm Ludovic Morlot, conductor Elisa Barston, violin Mary Elizabeth Williams, soprano Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano Clifton Forbis, tenor Eric Owens, bass-baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale

Monday, December 31, at 9pm Ludovic Morlot, conductor Benjamin Grosvenor, piano Mary Elizabeth Williams, soprano Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano Clifton Forbis, tenor Eric Owens, bass-baritone Seattle Symphony Chorale RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 Start crossing off your resolution list early by attending the Seattle Symphony’s New Year’s Eve concert with the grandeur of Beethoven’s glorious Ninth Symphony. Then, ring in 2013 with a post-concert party and countdown to midnight led by Ludovic Morlot. Tickets include post-concert party!

PIAZZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Choral” Ode to Joy! Beethoven’s final symphony is the perfect way to round out your holiday season.

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Discover Music THE GILMAN FAMILY

Five concerts for families with children ages 6 to 12, plus pre-concert activities at 10am in the Grand Lobby. Three feature Music Director Ludovic Morlot!

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC FOR HALLOWEEN

PETER AND THE WOLF WITH MAGIC CIRCLE MIME

October 27

March 2

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Stilian Kirov, conductor Magic Circle Mime Company

Join Music Director Ludovic Morlot and your Seattle Symphony for an hour of Halloween fun! Get your party on with Mozart's A Little Night Music and let your imagination soar with Haydn’s “Drum Roll!” Costumes encouraged!

Magic Circle Mime and their musical friends outwit a fearsome wolf! Prokofiev's exhilarating musical tale springs to life, putting kids on the edge of their seats.

WE’VE GOT RHYTHM! April 20 HK Gruber, conductor Michael Werner, percussion Jazzy symphonic sounds abound with Tsar Kashchei’s dance from The Firebird Suite and a very special performance by Michael Werner, Seattle Symphony Principal Percussionist!

HEAR AMERICA SINGING EAST MEETS WEST

June 15

February 2

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Ludovic Morlot, conductor Come explore the musical colors of symphonic works inspired by the East and West.

Join Music Director Ludovic Morlot and select youth choirs from across the Pacific Northwest in favorite choral works and great symphonic melodies.

FOR KID S 0 TO 5 : Look for the complete lineup of family concerts in March. FOR OLD E R KID S : Ready for the next step? Try Beyond the Score® or Symphony Untuxed.

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Beethoven's Ninth

New Year's Eve

Baroque & Wine ..................... Mainly Mozart

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YOU ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF A PERFORMANCE! The exciting 2012–2013 season is not only for you, it is because of you. With the largest subscriber base of performing arts patrons in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Symphony can plan ambitious future seasons, like this one, with confidence. But even with our subscription levels the highest they’ve been in three years, ticket sales cover only 54% of our costs to produce a wide range of programming each season — from the long-standing and beloved Wyckoff Masterworks Season, to Music Director Ludovic Morlot’s new Sonic Evolution concerts that celebrate Seattle’s musical legacy, to the Gilman Family Discover Music concerts. The Seattle Symphony performs 200 concerts annually at Benaroya Hall and in the community, and our goal is to keep our ticket prices affordable so that all people have the opportunity to experience the joy of live symphonic music. Where does the other 46% come from? Well, more than 80% of that comes from people like you — our subscribers. You are people who understand that a donation to the Symphony not only supports our operations, but supports our community making Seattle, the Emerald City, a true gem that shines for us all. Whether you give $10, $100 or $10,000, every donor matters and every gift counts. We show our appreciation for each gift with benefits ranging from a simple charitable receipt to the opportunity to meet Orchestra members at special events or through behindthe-scenes experiences. If you already support us with an annual donation through your subscription, please consider renewing it at this time. If you do not, please consider making a gift with your subscription.

SEATING PRIORITY The best seats at Benaroya Hall are in great demand. Subscription requests take into consideration your complete relationship with the Seattle Symphony in the following priority sequence: • Subscription history, with emphasis on consecutive years of subscribing • Giving history, with emphasis on consecutive years of giving • Giving level • Date an order is received

ANNUAL GIVING LEVELS STRADIVARIUS CIRCLE Platinum ($250,000+) Gold ($100,000—$249,999) Silver ($50,000—$99,999) Bronze ($25,000—$49,999) MAESTRO'S CIRCLE Gold ($15,000—$24,999) Silver ($10,000—$14,999) FOUNDER'S CIRCLE Gold ($7,500—$9,999) Silver ($5,000—$7,499) Bronze ($3,500—$4,999) FRIENDS Conductor's Club ($2,000—$3,499) Musician's Club ($1,000—$1,999) Sustaining Friend ($500—$999) Supporting Friend ($250—$499) Contributing Friend ($150—$249) Friend ($75—$149)

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