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CONDUCTORS DAVID ZINMAN AND MIKHAIL TATARNIKOV MAKE SEATTLE SYMPHONY DEBUTS IN APRIL

Press Release:

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016

David Zinman Leads the Orchestra in Performances of Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 on April 7 and 9; Concert Also Features Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja Performing the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in Her Seattle Symphony Debut

Mikhail Tatarnikov Leads U.S. Premiere Performance of New Work by Valentin Silvestrov on April 14 and 16; Concert Also Features Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan Performing the Dvořák Cello Concerto in His Seattle Symphony Debut

Seattle, WA – This April, the Seattle Symphony presents four debut performances by guest conductors and soloists on the Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season. On April 7 and 9, the great American conductor David Zinman makes his guest conducting debut with Mussorgsky's Introduction to Khovantchina, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja in her Seattle Symphony debut appearance, and Brahms' Symphony No. 4.

On April 14 and 16, Mikhail Tatarnikov, also making his conducting debut with the orchestra, conducts Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, Dvořák's Cello Concerto featuring cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in his Seattle Symphony debut performance, and the U.S. premiere of Valentin Silvestrov's Symphony No. 8. This work received its world premiere performance with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine at the Ukrainian Philharmonic Hall in Kiev last May.

Concert tickets start at $21 and can be purchased online at www.seattlesymphony.org, by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at (206) 215-4747 or (866) 833-4747, or in person at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Tickets may also be purchased through the Seattle Symphony's iPhone and Android apps by searching “Seattle Symphony” or “Listen Boldly” at Apple's App Store or Android's App Store.

PROGRAM DETAILS

DELTA AIR LINES MASTERWORKS SEASON
BRAHMS SYMPHONY NO. 4

Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m.

David Zinman, conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Seattle Symphony

MODEST MUSSORGSKY
Introduction to Khovantchina /orch. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
SERGEY PROKOFIEV
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
JOHANNES BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

April 9 performance sponsored by Microsoft

Pre-concert Talk one hour prior to performance.

Ask the Artist on Saturday, April 9, in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby following the concert.


DELTA AIR LINES MASTERWORKS SEASON

DVOŘÁK CELLO CONCERTO
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

Mikhail Tatarnikov, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
Seattle Symphony

ANATOLI LIADOV
The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
VALENTIN SILVESTROV
Symphony No. 8 for symphony orchestra (U.S. Premiere)
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

Mikhail Tatarnikov’s performances are generously underwritten by Marcus and Pat Meier through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.

Audience Development supported by The Wallace Foundation.

Pre-concert Talk one hour prior to performance.


UNTUXED SERIES
DVOŘÁK UNTUXED

Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

Mikhail Tatarnikov, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
Jonathan Green, host
Seattle Symphony

ANATOLI LIADOV
The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, B. 191

Media Sponsors: Classical KING FM 98.1 and KCTS 9.

Audience Development supported by The Wallace Foundation.

Pre-concert Talk one hour prior to performance.

Ask the Artist in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby following the concert.

About the Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America's leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Under the leadership of Music Director Ludovic Morlot since September 2011, the Symphony is heard from September through July by more than 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community engagement programs reach over 65,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season. The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received two Grammy Awards, 21 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.


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