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LANG LANG, SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF, JON NAKAMATSU & VILDE FRANG AT THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY IN OCTOBER

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Monday, 28 September, 2015

Masterworks Series Presents Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, Mozart’s Symphony No. 41

Two-season Beethoven Cycle Continues with Piano Concerto No. 1 Featuring Alexander Melnikov

Iveta Apkalna to Appear on the Organ Recital Series

Seattle–A lineup of today’s most venerated pianists will highlight the Seattle Symphony’s October presentations. Pianist Lang Lang will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor and Grieg’s one and only Piano Concerto on October 11, with guest conductor Jakub Hrůša leading the orchestra.  Pianist Sir András Schiff performs the next evening in a solo piano recital on the Distinguished Artist series, performing the last sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu appears on the Seattle Pops series on October 16, 17 and 18th, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik.

Earlier in the month, Ludovic Morlot leads the Seattle Symphony in a performance of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 and Strauss’ Don Quixote on October 1 through 4, featuring Seattle Symphony Viola Susan Gulkis Assadi and Principal Cello Efe Baltacıgil.  The following week, guest conductor Jakub Hrůša leads the Symphony in a special program that includes Strauss’ iconic Also Sprach Zarathustra, Dvořák’s A Hero’s Song, and the Britten Violin Concerto featuring Vilde Frang.

The Seattle Symphony’s two-season Beethoven cycle continues on October 22 & 24, with Music Director Ludovic Morlot and pianist Alexander Melnikov leading the Symphony in a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also includes Stravinsky’s Symphony in C and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, Jupiter. Acclaimed organist Iveta Apkalna will appear on the Fluke/Gabelein Organ Recital Series on October 19, performing a dynamic program consisting of works by Charles-Marie Widor, César Franck, J.S. Bach, Philip Glass (arr. Michael Riesmann), Aivars Kalējs, Shostakovich, Liszt (trans. Lionel Rogg) and Sir George Thalben-Ball.

Concerts and Program Details

DELTA AIR LINES MASTERWORKS SEASON
Brahms Symphony No. 3
Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, at 2 p.m.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Susan Gulkis Assadi, viola
Efe Baltacıgil, cello
Seattle Symphony 

R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Tickets start at $21.

Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously underwritten by Patricia Tall-Takacs and Gary Takacs through the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Musicians Circle.


DELTA AIR LINES MASTERWORKS SEASON
Strauss Zarathustra
Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 10, at 8 p.m.

Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Vilde Frang, violin
Seattle Symphony 

DVOŘÁK: A Hero’s Song
BRITTEN: Violin Concerto No. 1
R. STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra

Pre-Concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance.
Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday night concert.

Tickets start at $21.

The Media Sponsor for this performance is Classical KING FM 98.1.


SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
Lang Lang with the Seattle Symphony
Sunday, October 11, at 2 p.m.

Jakub Hrůša, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
Seattle Symphony 

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
RESPIGHI: Selections from The Birds
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor

Tickets start at $87.

Lang Lang’s performance is generously underwritten by Judith A. Fong and Mark Wheeler through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle. 


DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS SERIES
Sir András Schiff: The Last Sonatas
Monday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Sir András Schiff, piano

HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-flat major
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata in C minor
MOZART: Piano Sonata in D major
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major

Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

Tickets start at $20.


SEATTLE POPS SERIES
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Friday, October 16, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 17, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, at 2 p.m.

Jeff Tyzik, conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Doug LaBrecque, baritone
Seattle Symphony

GEORGE GERSHWIN /Arr. Don Rose:  Funny Face Overture
GEORGE GERSHWIN:

“Embraceable You”
“They Can't Take That Away From Me”

GEORGE GERSHWIN:  The Man I Love

GEORGE GERSHWIN /Arr. Ver: Cambell-Watson:  Allegro [mvmt 1] from Concerto in F

GEORGE GERSHWIN:  Cuban Overture

GEORGE GERSHWIN

“Fascinatin' Rhythm”

“Our Love Is Here To Stay”

“Swanee

GEORGE GERSHWIN /orch. Ferde Grofé:  Rhapsody in Blue

Tickets start at $30.

Jon Nakamatsu’s performances are generously underwritten by The Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.

Seattle Pops series Title Sponsor: MCM

Performances Sponsored by Russell Investments


FLUKE/GABELEIN ORGAN RECITALS SERIES
Iveta Apkalna

Monday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
WIDOR: Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5
FRANCK: Pièce héroïque, from Trois pièces pour grand orgue (“Three Pieces for Grand Organ”)
J.S. BACH: Pièce d’orgue (Fantasia) (“Organ Piece (Fantasy)”)
GLASS: Act III Conclusion from Satyagraha
KALĒJS: Toccata on the Chorale “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
SHOSTAKOVICH: Passacaglia from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
LISZT: Funérailles
THALBEN-BALL: Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Organ Pedals      
J.S. BACH: Passacaglia in C minor

Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.


DELTA AIR LINES MASTERWORKS SEASON
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Thursday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, at 2 p.m.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Alexander Melnikov, piano
Seattle Symphony

IGOR STRAVINSKY:  Symphony in C
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:  Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551,“Jupiter”

Tickets start at $21.

Alexander Melnikov’s performances are generously underwritten by Ilene and Elwood Hertzog through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.


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 live from September through July by more than 300,000 people. 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 more than 140 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.

Ticket Information

Concert tickets may be purchased at www.seattlesymphony.org, by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at (206) 215-4747, or by visiting the Ticket Office in Benaroya Hall, located on the corner of Union Street and Third Avenue. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 1–6 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased through the Seattle Symphony’s iPhone and Android apps.


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