SSO & Ludovic Morlot Extend Contract

The Seattle Symphony has announced that Ludovic Morlot’s contract as the Harriet Overton Stimson Music Director has been extended for two additional years, through August 2019. Morlot’s original six-year contract began in September 2011 and continued through August 2017.

President & CEO Simon Woods commented, “Under Ludovic Morlot’s leadership, this organization has experienced an extraordinary transformation. The music making on stage has been electrifying and inspirational, but what has further distinguished the Morlot era to date is a commitment to expanding the repertoire, challenging traditional programming boundaries and opening up Benaroya Hall to our community. We are proud to have a music director who so deeply and personally embraces the forward-looking values for which the Seattle region is known.”

“This orchestra and Seattle itself have become an integral part of my life,” Morlot said. “I feel privileged to work with such an inspired and dynamic group of musicians; together we've made tremendous strides. I look forward to deepening my relationship with them further, building on our successes, and to working in tandem with the Symphony's fine leadership and administrative team to welcome one and all to Benaroya Hall."

Following the announcement, The New York Times stated that Morlot “has been credited with reinvigorating the orchestra and expanding its programming with new music.

Posted on July 22, 2015