Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Crippling self-doubt and scars from scathing reviews almost silenced Rachmaninov as a composer, but he fought his way back to create his rapturous Second Symphony, a work saturated with heart-wrenching beauty. In her new concerto, composer Angelique Poteat envisions a timely musical discourse in which the cello “strives to promote art, expression and free will in an orchestral swarm of oppression, close-mindedness and uncertainty.”

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 14 Nov (Thu) 2019 7:30PM
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  • 15 Nov (Fri) 2019 12:00PM
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  • 16 Nov (Sat) 2019 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

1 hour, 58 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

James Feddeck

Conductor

James Feddeck is rapidly becoming one of the most interesting and remarkable conductors of today, impressing orchestras with his innate talent and outstanding musicianship on both sides of the Atlantic.

Efe Baltacıgil

Cello

Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony since fall 2011, Baltacıgil was previously Associate Principal Cello of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2003.

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.

Sponsors

Efe Baltacıgil’s performances are generously sponsored by Jon and Pat Rosen. The commission of Angelique Poteat’s Cello Concerto is generously underwritten by The Lynn and Brian Grant Family.

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