Tomorrow, Seattle Symphony single tickets go on sale to the general public. Today, heretofore known as On-Sale Eve, we celebrate the astounding variety of the Seattle Symphony’s 12/13 season.
Stretch out your metronome-flicking finger. You — yes, YOU — may be one of the audience performers in Ligeti’s Poeme symphonique for 100 metronomes at the Symphony’s inaugural [untitled] series concert. Join us before this late-night concert in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby for a pre-concert performance of Gabriel Prokofiev’s Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra. (!)
Music of the Mad Men era: Get swept away in the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s. Yes, revel in nostalgia of a time gone by; no, don’t smoke cigarettes indoors.
Powder your wig — we’re playing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons in March. Bid good riddance to winter at this concert, celebrate spring, or wonder: will the sun return in June, July or August?
Britten’s War Requiem — a work both sacred and secular, this chorale masterpiece features two orchestras, three vocal soloists and three choirs, and is one of the most poignant musical commentaries yet written on the tragedy of warfare.
Do you favor the eerie sounds of the otherworldly ondes Martenot? Don’t miss Ludovic Morlot conducting the Orchestra in Messiaen’s impressive Turangalîla Symphony. The concert opens with a behind-the-scenes tour of this remarkable masterpiece.
Sonic Evolution: Celebrate Seattle’s musical heritage in this unique concert. Hear world premiere symphonic compositions inspired by grunge, hip hop and more, followed by the Symphony performing with Star Anna (below) and the Laughing Dogs.
Rach-em sach-em! Kick off the New Year with some wildly talented pianists. Ludovic Morlot brings four young talents to the stage to perform Rachmaninov’s four thrilling piano concertos. Concert #1 features Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, concert #2 features — you guessed it — Nos. 3 and 4.
Beethoven’s Fifth: Beyond the Score® — Learn more about Beethoven’s musical calling card with an exciting audiovisual presentation before you hear the performance. Duh duh duh DUUUUUHHHH.