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The Seattle Symphony Dedicates this Week’s Performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 to the Victims of Last Week’s Terrorist Attacks in Paris and Beirut.

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Wednesday, 18 November, 2015

Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard Leads the Seattle Symphony in a Historic First-Ever Performance of Mahler Symphony No. 10 (Cooke Version) November 19, 21 & 22

Seattle, WA--Seattle Symphony Principal Guest Conductor, Thomas Dausgaard, returns to lead two Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season performances this month. This week, Dausgaard leads the Seattle Symphony in three performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 (Cooke Version) on November 19, 21 and 22, a not-to-be-missed occasion as the Symphony performs this work for the very first time in its history.

Concert tickets start at $21 and can be purchased online at www.seattlesymphony.org, by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at (206) 215-4747 or (866) 833-4747, or in person at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Tickets may also be purchased through the Seattle Symphony's iPhone and Android apps by searching “Seattle Symphony” or “Listen Boldly” at Apple's App Store or Android's App Store.

CONCERT & PROGRAM DETAILS

DELTA AIR LINES MASTERWORKS SEASON
Mahler Ten
Thursday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, at 2 p.m.

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Seattle Symphony

MAHLER: Symphony No. 10 (Cooke version)

Media Sponsor: Classical KING FM 98.1.

About Thomas Dausgaard

Thomas DausgaardThomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as its Principal Conductor from 2004–2011. He is renowned for his creativity and innovation in programming, the excitement of his live performances, and his extensive catalogue of critically-acclaimed recordings.

He has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including in Europe the Munich Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; in North America, The Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Washington National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, Toronto Symphony and the Montreal Symphony; and in Asia and Australia the New Japan Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies.  Festival appearances have included the BBC Proms, the Salzburg Festival, Mostly Mozart and Tanglewood.

As a recording artist, he enjoys long-standing relationships with the BIS and Da Capo labels and has made well over 50 CDs, including complete cycles of symphonies by Beethoven, Schumann and Rued Langgaard.  Future recording plans include Schubert and Brahms cycles for BIS, and a disc for Da Capo of the works of Pelle Gundmundsen-Homgreen, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Thomas Dausgaard has been awarded the Cross of Chivalry by the Queen of Denmark, and elected to the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden.  Currently he lives in Denmark with his family.

About the Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America's leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Under the leadership of Music Director Ludovic Morlot since September 2011, the Symphony is heard from September through July by more than 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community engagement programs reach over 65,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season, including John Luther Adams' recent Become Ocean, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a 2015 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received 18 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.


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