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.
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.
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. Audience development supported by The Wallace Foundation.