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All-Rachmaninov

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No one steals your heart like Rachmaninov! From the dazzling brilliance of the First Piano Concerto to the seductive beauty of the Second Symphony this is a night devoted to the ultimate Russian Romantic and his influences.

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Thursday, 30 March, 2017 7:30PM

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Friday, 31 March, 2017 12:00PM

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Saturday, 1 April, 2017 8:00PM

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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"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.

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Thursday, 13 April, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 15 April, 2017 8:00PM

Morlot Conducts Bruckner

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Majestic and shimmering like the hulking form of Mount Rainier, Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony ascends to an otherworldly atmosphere of power and mystery. Bruckner’s Fifth is a stunning celebration of faith, awe and wonder at all of creation.

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Thursday, 20 April, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 22 April, 2017 8:00PM

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

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Tchaikovsky's iconic Piano Concerto is one of the best-known concertos of all time, filled with irresistible melodies and stunning virtuoso demands.

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Thursday, 27 April, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 29 April, 2017 8:00PM

Italian Masters

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Viva l’Italia! If you enjoy the bright sparkle of Vivaldi, come marvel at other hidden gems from the sun-drenched boot of southern Europe, a land of sensuous operas, fiery violinists and limitless jubilation in its crowd-pleasing music.

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Sunday, 7 May, 2017 2:00PM

Ravel's Magical Opera

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Ravel’s Magical Opera is anything but child’s play. A sharp-edged, whimsical opera about a naughty child and his toys who come alive to harangue their young tormentor. The performance is enhanced with set design by Anne Patterson and light design by Jeff Lincoln, allowing every shimmering detail in the score to come alive when Ludovic Morlot conducts the Seattle Symphony in music by fellow Frenchman, Maurice Ravel. Spotlighting vocal soloists, chorus and a full symphony orchestra, L’enfant et les sortilèges presents Ravel at his most incisive and revealing. For the ultimate immersion in Ravel’s fanciful world of sound, don’t miss this rarely performed production by the Seattle Symphony.

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Thursday, 1 June, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 3 June, 2017 8:00PM

Pekka Kuusisto Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

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Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, performed by Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, is a marvel of German precision that is sure to raise your pulse. The work has developed a reputation as an essential one for aspiring violin virtuosi to conquer and one not to be missed by audiences alike. Then Principal Guest Conductor Dausgaard brings us Carl Nielsen, the renowned symphonist from Denmark, who creates ever-expanding horizons and soaring voices in his Symphony No. 3. Plus! Up and coming Scottish composer, Helen Grimes, brings us her U.S. premiere of Snow: No.2 from Two Eardley Pictures.

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Thursday, 8 June, 2017 7:30PM

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Friday, 9 June, 2017 12:00PM

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Saturday, 10 June, 2017 8:00PM

Strauss An Alpine Symphony

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An Alpine Symphony, Richard Strauss' last and largest tone poem, uses every vibrant color in the orchestral palette to depict 24 glorious hours atop the Austrian Alps. His Four Last Songs approach his own mortality with wisdom, beauty and grace.

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Thursday, 15 June, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 17 June, 2017 8:00PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5

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Mahler's colossal Fifth Symphony embraces an entire world of sound, from the heart-rending funeral march to the serene and loving Adagietto. Based on the reflection of his tumultuous relationship with the daughter of a famous painter and its trajectory from mourning to triumph, the Fifth occupies a pivotal place in Mahler’s endlessly fascinating output. Ligeti's monolithic Requiem goes beyond this world, as proven by its iconic appearance in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the perfect warm up for the full theatrical presentation on June 30 & July 1.

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Thursday, 22 June, 2017 7:30PM

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Friday, 23 June, 2017 8:00PM

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Saturday, 24 June, 2017 8:00PM

Mahler Resurrection Symphony

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Songs of death and rebirth launch an awe-inspiring new season. Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony is a life-affirming journey that overwhelms you like a thunderbolt of clarity and awakening. Plus! Berlioz’s vivid depiction of Cleopatra’s downfall.

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Thursday, 21 September, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 23 September, 2017 8:00PM

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Sunday, 24 September, 2017 2:00PM

Enigma Variations

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Musical imagination runs wild in Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Brahms’ Tragic Overture, two powerful expressions of private thoughts. Bartók’s First Piano Concerto, with its scintillating folksongs and nocturnal mysteries, shimmers like a Hungarian hall of mirrors in Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s hands.

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Thursday, 5 October, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 7 October, 2017 8:00PM

Gidon Kremer in Seattle

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One of the world’s truly great violinists makes a rare visit to perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto, a work of angelic beauty. Music Director Ludovic Morlot leads Mendelssohn’s ode to Italy.

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Thursday, 12 October, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 14 October, 2017 8:00PM

Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

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Prokofiev’s most popular and vital piano concerto is well suited for the brilliant young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, while Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony brings a dark irony to his world.

Note: the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, October 29, at 2pm.

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Thursday, 26 October, 2017 7:30PM

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Sunday, 29 October, 2017 2:00PM

Vivaldi Four Seasons

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Only Dmitry Sinkovsky, hailed as “fiery and agile” by The Seattle Times, can leap from a revenge aria showcasing his steely countertenor voice to the violin wizardry of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. He shares the spotlight with Seattle Symphony members in a spirited Concerto Grosso.

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Friday, 27 October, 2017 12:00PM

Morlot Conducts Berlioz

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Nights of love, days of wrath! Two fantastical visions — one sentimental, the other diabolical — reveal Berlioz as the ultimate Romantic artist, overflowing with feelings so enormous that he had to revolutionize the symphony orchestra just to express them. To add to the excitement, the famed English tenor Ian Bostridge graces our stage for the first time.

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Thursday, 2 November, 2017 7:30PM

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Saturday, 4 November, 2017 8:00PM

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Sunday, 5 November, 2017 2:00PM