Arguably America’s greatest living composer, John Adams returns to Seattle to conduct his newest violin concerto with violinist Leila Josefowicz. The sonic exploration continues with Respighi’s Pines of Rome, one of the most spectacular displays of orchestral color ever composed.
Read more about John Adams, Leila Josefowicz and the West Coast premiere of Scheherazade.2 in our Beyond the Stage section and check out this video of Adams discussing his work.
1 hour prior to performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.
Ask the Artist
Saturday, March 19, in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby following the concert.
1 hour, 38 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Composer, conductor, and creative thinker - John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of American music.
An outstanding champion of contemporary music, Leila Josefowicz is the chosen interpreter of several leading composers including John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Thomas Adès and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Respighi PInes of Rome is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.