Seattle Symphony Dedicates Concerts to New Zealand Victims

Music Director Ludovic Morlot leading the orchestra and Seattle Symphony Chorale on this week’s program of Bach Mass in B minor. (Photo: Brandon Patoc)

This week’s performances are dedicated to all those affected by the violent terrorist attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In memory of victims of violence, the Seattle Symphony dedicates this week’s performances to the lives lost and all those affected by recent terrorist attacks, particularly those who died in the recent tragic shootings at two mosques in central Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

“Our differences should never matter more than our humanity, and we cannot normalize this violence,” shares Krishna Thiagarajan, President & CEO of the Seattle Symphony. “When these horrible acts of hatred leave me at a loss for words, I turn to music to find comfort and strength. We want to say to all those affected that we are with you, and you are not alone.”

Concerts dedicated in memory of these victims include two performances of Bach’s Mass in B minor on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

Posted on March 15, 2019