Morlot Conducts Debussy & Martin

Thursday, 5 November, 2020 7:30PM

Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot returns to lead a program of enchanting and colorful scores. Seattle Symphony Principal Flute Demarre McGill takes center stage for Martin’s Ballade for Flute and Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Principal Harp Valerie Muzzolini showcases the full harmonic range of the harp with Debussy’s Danses sacrée et profane. Honegger’s brooding Symphony No. 2 rounds out the program.

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Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 7:30PM

With her “technical brilliance” and “take-no-prisoners emotional investment that is evident in every bar” (The New York Times), Alisa Weilerstein is the perfect match for Shostakovich’s powerful Cello Concerto No. 2. Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot takes the podium for this compelling program, opening the evening with Caroline Shaw’s evocative, Haydn-inspired Entr’acte and concluding with Beethoven’s spirited Symphony No. 8.

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Family Concert: Fire

Saturday, 14 November, 2020 11:00AM

Featuring spirited selections from our fall broadcasts on Seattle Symphony Live, this fire-themed family concert showcases artist stories from Seattle and across the globe. Learn what ignites a young musician’s passion to perform and be inspired to persevere through difficult times.

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Sorey & Beethoven

Thursday, 19 November, 2020 7:30PM

Tyshawn Sorey’s effortless mastery and extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation are on full display in his world premiere piece for cello and orchestra, For Roscoe Mitchell, featuring cellist and former Seattle Symphony Artist in Residence Seth Parker Woods. Beethoven’s joyful Fourth Symphony completes a special evening juxtaposing old with new, classical with modern, 19th century Europe with 21st century America.

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