Opening Night with Ludovic Morlot & Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Be part of the glamour and excitement of Opening Night as pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony. Featuring Mussorgsky’s bold and opulent Pictures at an Exhibition, the concert concludes with the dazzling virtuosity of Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto.

The festivities continue at the Opening Night Gala! Enjoy dinner and dancing as we celebrate Ludovic’s final season and 20 years of Benaroya Hall. To reserve a Gala package, please call 206.215.4868 or click here.


Dates and Tickets

  • 15 Sep (Sat) 2018 5:00PM

Running time

1 hour, 37 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


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.”

Jean-Yves Thibaudet


For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists.

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.





Modest Mussorgsky

Pictures at an Exhibition

Aram Khachaturian

Sabre Dance from Gayane

Aram Khachaturian

Piano Concerto


Opening Night Concert & Gala Supporting Sponsor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s Opening Night Concert performance is generously supported by Jean-François and Catherine Heitz.