Beethoven Symphony No. 9

The beauty and drama of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony is alternately awe-inspiring and uplifting, with the Ode to Joy the crowning jewel atop this transformative piece. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the ages is a wonderful way to end the year.

Holiday Concerts

Dates and Tickets

  • 28 Dec (Fri) 2018 8:00PM
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  • 29 Dec (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
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  • 30 Dec (Sun) 2018 2:00PM
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Running time

1 hour, 46 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Pablo Rus Broseta

Conductor

Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and Music Director of the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana. He is rapidly building a wide-ranging repertoire from Handel to John Adams, with a focus on the great symphonic repertoire.

Yasko Sato

Soprano

Yasko Sato made her début in 2005 in Japan singing Leonora in Oberto Conte di San Bonifacio by Verdi while on tour for the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto; the same theatre subsequently invited her to sing Mimì in La Bohème, Leonora in Il Trovatore and for a concert with Leo Nucci in the 40th anniversary of his début.

Eve Gigliotti

Mezzo-Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Eve Gigliotti has a voice that been described as “spirited, handsome-toned” (Opera News), with a stage presence that is “strong” and “impassioned” (The Washington Post). Quickly becoming known for her diverse stylistic range, Ms. Gigliotti is an exciting young artist who brings rich, resonant sound and a uniquely individual interpretation to her performances.

Sean Panikkar

Tenor

Sean Panikkar continues “to position himself as one of the stars of his generation… His voice is unassailable—firm, sturdy and clear, and he employs it with maximum dramatic versatility” [Opera News].

Davone Tines

Baritone

“In a just world, one in which fame was proportionate to talent, Davóne Tines would be as big a name as Kanye West” proclaimed KQED following recent concerts given with the San Francisco Symphony. He was graduated from Harvard University and received a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.

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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Antonín Dvořák

Slavonic Dance

Zoltán Kodály

Dances of Galánta

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9, "Choral"

Sponsors

Yasko Sato’s performances are generously underwritten by Yuka Shimizu. Sean Panikkar’s performances are supported in part by the Melvyn Poll Tenor Fund.