Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio challenge the boundaries of musical possibility in two works of daring virtuosity. Boulez’s Sur incises is a riot of color, filled with spectacular energy and drama. Berio’s more introspective Circles reaches for new heights of expression, uniting sound and gesture into music of enigmatic beauty.
Following eight years as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot is now Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony. Morlot’s innovative programming encompassed not only his choice of repertoire, but theatrical productions and performances outside the traditional concert hall space.Under Morlot’s baton, 19 recordings were released under the Seattle Symphony Media label, the orchestra received ﬁve Grammy Awards, and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year.
Maria Männistö delights in exploring the vast range of human expression through music, be it classical repertoire, demanding contemporary works, Scandinavian folk singing, or her own compositions. She has premiered numerous works, including Wayne Horvitz' Smokestack Arias at ACT Theatre and Garrett Fisher's Kocho at the Galapagos Art Space in New York.
Matthew Decker begins his position as Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist in the Seattle Symphony in the 2016–2017 season. Before joining the Seattle Symphony Decker spent two seasons as the Assistant Principal Percussionist of the North Carolina Symphony.
Valerie Muzzolini is Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony, a position she has held since the age of 23. In demand both nationally and internationally, she has performed as guest principal harp of both the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Nice Philharmonic, and has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra. As soloist, she has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Nice Philharmonic and Vancouver Symphony.
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