Enjoy this free Side-by-Side concert with the Seattle Symphony and University of Washington Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot and University of Washington Director of Orchestras Dr. David Alexander Rahbee, witness sensational works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Berlioz, Copland, and Gershwin. This exciting program will also feature soloist Seattle Symphony Piano Competition winner Kevin Ahfat.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Limit two tickets per request. Advance tickets may be ordered online. Tickets may also be requested in person at the ArtsUW Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st St., Seattle WA 98105, or by phone at 206.543.4880.
The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won two Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in the The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”
David Alexander Rahbee is currently Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, where he is director of orchestral activities and teaches conducting.
As a pianist that “leaves no question about his riveting presentation and technical finesse” (Seattle Times), Ahfat is an artist recognized for his deeply passionate and highly compelling performances, possessing “a balanced mix of expressiveness and virtuosity” (Musical America).
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.