With these brilliant composers, every musical idea is a treasure box of inspiration. In Brahms’ Third Symphony, the care and attention lavished on each step and leap magnifies small gestures into momentous statements. Sofia Gubaidulina’s spiritual and resonant Offertorium has become a contemporary classic and now we get to hear why it has made such an impact. When it comes to finding new life within old music, Bach lights the way as always, as heard in his glorious harmonization of a traditional hymn.
Don’t miss the eleventh annual Celebrate Asia concert featuring music of Korea! Highlighted by pre- and post-concert festivities, this spectacular event is a special opportunity to revel in the rich musical traditions of Seattle’s varied and vibrant Asian communities.
Shostakovich’s First Symphony crackles with dark humor and cheeky irony. Pianist Jonathan Biss asked young New Yorker Caroline Shaw to compose a concerto as a response to Beethoven, an endeavor that calls for a healthy balance of sanctity and whimsy.