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Vivaldi Four Seasons

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Only Dmitry Sinkovsky, hailed as “fiery and agile” by The Seattle Times, can leap from a revenge aria showcasing his steely countertenor voice to the violin wizardry of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. He shares the spotlight with Seattle Symphony members in a spirited Concerto Grosso.

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Saturday, 21 October, 2017 8:00PM

Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

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Prokofiev’s most popular and vital piano concerto is well suited for the brilliant young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, while Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony brings a dark irony to his world.

Note: the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, October 29, at 2pm.

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Thursday, 26 October, 2017 7:30PM

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Sunday, 29 October, 2017 2:00PM

Creating S-Town: A New Way to Tell a Story with Brian Reed

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Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the podcast S-Town. S-Town is part of Serial Productions, a production company from Serial and This American Life. In his talk, Brian walks his audience through the process of how he and his collaborators developed an entirely new kind of storytelling, taking techniques from literature and merging them with journalism in ways that hadn’t been done before. Using audio outtakes and reporting details that never made it into the final version, Brian reveals how his team invented this groundbreaking new way of telling a story. S-Town broke podcast records by reaching 40 million downloads in its first month. Rigorously reported and entirely true, S-Town is the first podcast that feels like reading a masterful novel.

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Sunday, 29 October, 2017 7:30PM

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

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Nights of love, days of wrath! Two fantastical visions — one sentimental, the other diabolical — reveal Berlioz as the ultimate Romantic artist, overflowing with feelings so enormous that he had to revolutionize the symphony orchestra just to express them. To add to the excitement, the famed English tenor Ian Bostridge graces our stage for the first time.

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Thursday, 2 November, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 4 November, 2017 8:00PM

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Sunday, 5 November, 2017 2:00PM

Live @ Benaroya Hall: Hauschka

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Crystal Beth, opener

The sonic landscapes created by German pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann — better known as Hauschka — sound like the work of a whole ensemble, so it is an astonishing sight to see just one lone figure onstage. Hauschka achieves these otherworldly effects through careful curation of a prepared piano, employing everything from ping pong balls to aluminum foil. His latest release, What If, is an irrepressible outpouring of creativity, and reinvents piano music in a dramatic and exceptional fashion.

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Friday, 3 November, 2017 7:30PM

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