Beethoven Symphony No. 5

The culmination of a two-year exploration of Beethoven’s symphonies and concertos, Ludovic Morlot puts his unique stamp on Beethoven’s fateful Fifth Symphony. Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is a brilliant work of rhythmic complexity and musical muscle.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

  • 23 Mar (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
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  • 25 Mar (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Presented 1 hour prior to each performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium.

Ask the Artist

Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday night (Mar 23) concert. Both events free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 33 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Among the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra have won three Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”

Bertrand Chamayou

Piano

Bertrand Chamayou has established himself at the highest level on the international music scene, performing in venues such as the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Lincoln Center, the Herkulessaal Munich and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has appeared at major festivals including New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Rotterdam Gergiev Festival and Klavier-Festival Ruhr.

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.

Program

notes

video

audio

Ludwig van Beethoven

Prometheus Overture

Béla Bartók

Piano Concerto No. 2

Bohuslav Martinů

Memorial To Lidice

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5

Sponsors

Bertrand Chamayou’s performances are generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.