Join us for a free broadcast of the culminating concert of the 2020–2021 Merriman-Ross Family Young Composers Workshop. Seattle Symphony musicians will perform chamber works written by the ten young composers in this year’s 12-week virtual workshop. This season, young composers worked with Workshop Director, composer, clarinetist and Merriman-Ross Family Young Composers Workshop alumna Angelique Poteat, collaborating with Seattle Symphony musicians in creating their new pieces, and learning from guest composers and artists.
Prokofiev’s second Violin Concerto runs the gamut: melancholic melodies, dazzling fingerwork, soaring themes and a rambunctious stomp of a finale with all the bells and whistles. Augustin Hadelich returns to Seattle to perform this masterpiece under the baton of Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot. Anchoring the program is Haydn’s intense Symphony No. 86.
Seattle Symphony Principal Bassoon Seth Krimsky opens the concert with the rhythmic and joyous Malambo by Miguel Del Águila, inspired by the Malambo dance of the South American gauchos. Then, making his Seattle Symphony debut, Francesco Lecce-Chong conducts the orchestra in Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony which captures the composer’s love of nature and the Viennese countryside.
Join the Seattle Symphony to celebrate the final Delta Air Lines Masterworks concert of the 2020–2021 season! The concert opens with Seattle Symphony Principal Tuba John DiCesare taking center stage to perform Arild Plau’s Tuba Concerto. Then, under the baton of guest conductor Thomas Wilkins, the Symphony performs Beethoven’s famed and celebrated “Eroica” Symphony.