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.
Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong is the Music Director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon, and the Santa Rosa Symphony, performing at the Green Music Center in Northern California.
Bassoonist and composer Seth Krimsky has been with the Seattle Symphony since 1986, and was appointed Principal Bassoon in 1990.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Seattle Symphony Live is generously sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun. Beethoven Pastoral Symphony is generously underwritten by Dr. Pierre and Mrs. Felice Loebel.