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Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

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One of the most popular composers of all time takes center stage as the orchestra performs Beethoven’s bold and playful Symphony No. 1. Since being named the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year at 17, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has rocketed to the upper echelons of classical music. Like his heroes Jacqueline du Pré and Bob Marley, Kanneh-Mason has a special gift for crossing musical barriers and social divisions with his magnetic artistry. See this artistry at work as he takes on Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations.

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Saturday, 20 October, 2018 8:00PM

Beethoven Untuxed

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One of the most popular composers of all time takes center stage as the orchestra performs Beethoven’s bold and playful Symphony No. 1. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason takes on Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations. This short, no-intermission concert is an affordable way to begin your weekend.

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Friday, 19 October, 2018 7:00PM

SEU JORGE PRESENTS The Life Aquatic: A Tribute To David Bowie

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"Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs acoustically in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with." – David Bowie

Brazilian troubadour Seu Jorge joins the Seattle Symphony to celebrate the music of David Bowie through the lens of his role in Wes Anderson’s whimsical film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, performing covers of Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust,” “Suffragette City,” “Space Oddity” and more.

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Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 7:30PM

Handel Music For The Royal Fireworks

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Handel was no stranger to spectacle, but he outdid himself in the Music for the Royal Fireworks, a pyrotechnic celebration of peace that still sizzles in the modern concert hall. The flip side of such heightened Baroque emotion is evident in Dido’s Lament, the heartbreaking death scene by Purcell.

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Friday, 26 October, 2018 8:00PM

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Saturday, 27 October, 2018 8:00PM

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2

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The bravest artists are willing to stretch and scrabble toward truth and greatness. Brahms, in his First Symphony, crafts an ode to personal freedom, lifting his heavy burden of history and self-doubt. Bartók peers unflinchingly at the seedy underbelly of life in The Miraculous Mandarin, his outrageously colorful story of seduction and treachery. Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova brings total commitment to the music she plays. “The more I know about life,” she declared, “the more I feel, the more I can express.” She directs that awareness toward the clean, austere beauty of Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto.

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Thursday, 1 November, 2018 7:30PM

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Friday, 2 November, 2018 12:00PM

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Saturday, 3 November, 2018 8:00PM

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