With its gorgeous melodies and sweeping landscapes, Sibelius’ Second Symphony inhabits a distinctly Finnish musical world filled with stark beauty and a haunting nationalistic atmosphere. Two portraits of the sea open the concert, beginning in the sparkling Mediterranean seas of Sibelius’ The Oceanides and traveling north to the moody waters found in Britten’s scenes of a coastal village.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 38 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Among the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra have won three Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.