Dvořák Symphony No. 8

“Music is emotion; music is something we share from our life experiences, from our feelings, from our own discoveries and from the appreciation we feel when we are attentive and open.” – Gidon Kremer

Thomas Dausgaard explores the vast emotional range of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and Weinberg’s Violin Concerto featuring Gidon Kremer.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 6 Feb (Thu) 2020 7:30PM
  • 8 Feb (Sat) 2020 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 42 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.

Gidon Kremer


Among the handful of the world’s leading violinists, Gidon Kremer has perhaps pursued the most unconventional career. Over the course of his distinguished career, he has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and North America, collaborating with today’s foremost conductors.

Seattle Symphony

Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.


Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Ilene and Elwood Hertzog through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artist Circle. Additional support is provided by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun. Gidon Kremer’s performances are generously underwritten by Element47 through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artist Circle.

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