Rachmaninov Untuxed

In Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rachmaninov brews a fiendish old melody into one devil of a piano concerto. This shorter, no-intermission concert presents a low-stress way to begin your weekend.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 14 Apr (Fri) 2017 7:00PM
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Running time

58 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.

Jonathan Green

Host

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

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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. Audience development supported by The Wallace Foundation.