Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

A SCINTILLATING TOUR DE FORCE! "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 to perform Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

  • 15 Apr (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

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.

Running time

1 hour, 35 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Olari Elts

Conductor

Olari Elts’s passion for distinctive programming rich with invention has earned him much praise on the international music scene.

Stephen Hough

Piano

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.

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.

Program

notes

video

audio

Erkki-Sven Tüür

De Profundis (U.S. Premiere)

Sergey Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Sergey Rachmaninov

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Sponsors

Stephen Hough’s performances are generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.