"It’s hard not to be a little awestruck by the breadth of Stephen Hough’s passions, to say nothing of his talents. [He] is simply one of the most interesting musicians around." – Boston Globe. Stephen Hough joins the Seattle Symphony for Rachmaninov’s fiendish old melody, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Presented 1 hour prior to each performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium.
Ask the Artist
Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday night (Apr 13) concert. Both events free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 35 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Olari Elts’s passion for distinctive programming rich with invention has earned him much praise on the international music scene.
Stephen Hough is regarded as a renaissance man of his time. Over the course of his career he has distinguished himself as a true polymath, not only securing a reputation as a uniquely insightful concert pianist, but also as a writer and composer. Mr. Hough is commended for his mastery of the instrument along with an individual and inquisitive mind which has earned him a multitude of prestigious awards and a long-standing international following.
De Profundis (U.S. Premiere)
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Stephen Hough’s performances are generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.