What makes French music French? Throughout Music Director Ludovic Morlot’s tenure, the orchestra has explored the rich colors of French music. This season the orchestra highlights the music of Debussy and Ravel, along with creations by contemporary composer Marc-André Dalbavie. The conversation with University of Washington Professor Emeritus Dr. Larry Starr explores the wide-ranging, even universal, values to be found in music frequently categorized along nationalistic lines.
Step into the energetic, immersive landscape of Germany’s Heiner Goebbels, a genre-bending composer and artist who makes every piece of music a theatrical sensation. Live performances of Goebbels’ intensely virtuosic chamber music are framed by video clips of large-scale works and fascinating conversation with the artist.