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Press Release:

SEATTLE SYMPHONY PRESENTS AN IMAGINATIVE TELLING OF A MYSTICAL GREEK TALE IN STRAVINSKY’S PERSEPHONE

Press Release:

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018

LIFE-SIZED PUPPETRY AND CREATIVE SET DESIGN BY
RENOWNED FILM AND THEATER DESIGNER MICHAEL CURRY, CO-COMMISSIONED WITH THE OREGON SYMPHONY

On April 26 and 28 at Benaroya Hall, Ludovic Morlot leads the Seattle Symphony in a creative multi-disciplinary production of Stravinsky’s Persephone featuring and life-sized puppetry and vibrant set design by renowned designer Michael Curry. Co-commissioned with the Oregon Symphony, Persephone is narrated by Pauline Cheviller and features tenor Kenneth Tarver, dancers Anna Marra and Henry Cotton, the Northwest Boychoir, and the Seattle Symphony Chorale. The all-Stravinsky program also includes Song of the Volga Boatmen, Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with pianist Marc-André Hamelin, and Les noces. Joining the Seattle Symphony for Les noces are the Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble and pianists Hamelin, Cristina Valdés, Jessica Choe and Li-Tan Hsu.





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