Samuel Barber's one and only violin concerto shimmers and soars under the capable bow of rising star and Seattle favorite Simone Porter, hailed for her gorgeous tone and technical prowess. Conductor Shiyeon Sung returns to the Benaroya Hall stage to lead Porter and the orchestra in this enchanting work, paired with Korngold’s delightful Dance in the Old Style and Tchaikovsky’s romantic Serenade for Strings.
The South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung is characterized by natural authority, her inspiring rehearsal approach and consistently finds the right nuance between dynamic passion and level-headedness.
Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, interpretive integrity and vibrant communication. In the past few years she has debuted with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Simone made her professional solo debut at age 10 with the Seattle Symphony and her international debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London at age 13. In March 2015, Simone was named a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
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.
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