Relish the freedom and courage of Prokofiev’s wartime Fifth Symphony, which dared to be honest and even humorous during a perilous time. Bruch's popular and technically difficult Violin Concerto No. 1 is in good hands with violinist Hilary Hahn.
Presented 1 hour prior to each performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 40 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won two Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in the The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”
In the two decades since her professional debut, three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn has brought her virtuosity, expansive interpretations, and creative repertoire choices to diverse global audiences.
Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un Faune” (“Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun”)
Hilary Hahn’s 2016-17 residency is generously supported by the Judith Fong Music Director’s Fund.