On July 8, the Seattle Symphony will perform composer Alex Wurman’s original score from Warner Bros.’ March of the Penguins which will bepresented for the first time with live orchestra. Winner of the 2005 Oscar for Best Documentary, March of the Penguins explores the vast landscapes and soundscapes of Antarctica through the extraordinary lives of its penguins. The film will be accompanied by the Seattle Symphony performing the brilliantly evocative score under the baton of Jeffrey Schindler, conductor of the original movie soundtrack and one of the most prolific music directors in Hollywood. Tickets are now on sale.
Concert and Program Details
MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
WITH THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY
Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Jeffrey Schindler, conductor
March of the Penguins is presented by arrangement with Warner Bros. and Cadenza Artists.
About the Seattle Symphony
Founded in 1903, 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 100,000 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.
Concert tickets for March of the Penguins
start at $35 and 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.