Celebrate the holidays with acclaimed harpsichordist Jory Vinikour and the masters of the Baroque. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s sprightly Harpsichord Concerto continues the musical language of his father, Johann Sebastian Bach, which is exemplified in the elder Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.
If it's true, and it probably is, that the best conductors are the ones who learn their business from the inside — playing with an orchestra, accompanying voices, actually making music — then the harpsichordist-turned-conductor Jory Vinikour is a prime example.Twice nominated for a Grammy as a harpsichord soloist and internationally known for concerto appearances with leading orchestras as well as concert partnerships with leading singers, Mr. Vinikour spent more than twenty years playing continuo for opera bands in Paris, Zurich, Salzburg, and Aix. After that, directing from the keyboard was a natural progression.
A Seattle native, Jeffrey Barker is beginning his new position as Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony in the 2015–2016 season.
Winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition, Peruvian violinist Eduardo Rios joins the orchestra as the Seattle Symphony’s First Assistant Concertmaster. Prior to the appointment, he was a Resident Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Eduardo began playing the violin at age ten and made his solo debut at age fourteen with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru and his U.S. debut in 2015 with the Houston 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.
Seattle Symphony Live is generously sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun. J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 is generously underwritten by the CE Stuart Trust.