Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska makes her debut with the Seattle Symphony in a riveting program featuring Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. The concert begins with Adolphus Hailstork’s piece Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed, which commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dalia Stasevska’s charismatic and dynamic musicianship has established her as a conductor of exceptional versatility. Chief Conductor of Lahti Symphony Orchestra from 2021/22 season and Principal Guest Conductor to the BBC Symphony Orchestra, she made her BBC Proms debut in 2019 and 2020 sees her conduct the Last Night of the Proms.
Highlights of the 2020/21 season include debuts with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Belgique and returns to Helsinki Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony and Swedish Chamber Orchestra amongst others.
Deemed an "extraordinary visionary” by the Washington Post and a pioneer artist renowned for his revelatory insights, Aimard was awarded the prestigious 2017 International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in recognition of a life devoted to the service of music.
Aimard is widely acclaimed as a key figure in the music of our time and has had close collaborations with many leading composers including György Ligeti whose complete works for piano he has recorded. He has also worked with Stockhausen, George Benjamin, and Pierre Boulez, who appointed Aimard, aged 19, to become the Ensemble intercontemporain´s first solo pianist.
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.