Meet Thomas Dausgaard



The great rhythm of our city is change, propelling us ever forward with energy and purpose. And so, with an enthusiastic embrace of the future, we welcome Thomas Dausgaard as our new music director. Thomas’ first season reflects his passion and joy for making music and his profound sense of humanity — nourishing qualities that and bring us back again and again to the concert hall.

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Opening Night: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4

Saturday, 14 September, 2019 5:00PM

Thomas Dausgaard takes the stage in his first concert as Music Director in a program that includes pianist Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Be part of the glamour and excitement of Dausgaard’s inaugural Opening Night with us!

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Opening Night Gala

Saturday, 14 September, 2019 5:00PM

Be part of the glamour and excitement of Dausgaard’s inaugural Opening Night with us! All Gala packages include preferred concert seating at the Opening Night Concert at Benaroya Hall, and post-concert cocktails and dinner at the Sheraton Seattle. Complimentary parking at Benaroya Hall and transportation to and from the Sheraton Seattle are also included.

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Mahler Symphony No. 1

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 7:30PM

In his opening concert of the Masterworks Season, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard sets an exhilarating course with Mahler’s universal First Symphony. Brahms’ piano concertos are on a scale larger than even some of his symphonies, and Yefim Bronfman explores the full dynamic range of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, from the jubilant scherzo to the graceful finale. The lively Flounce by the Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski opens the evening.

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Mahler Symphony No. 1

Friday, 20 September, 2019 12:00PM

In his opening concert of the Masterworks Season, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard sets an exhilarating course with Mahler’s universal First Symphony. Brahms’ piano concertos are on a scale larger than even some of his symphonies, and Yefim Bronfman explores the full dynamic range of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, from the jubilant scherzo to the graceful finale. The lively Flounce by the Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski opens the evening.

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"This season is an invitation into my world, into some of the music which changed my life — music close to my heart and which has played a continuous role in my musical life."
Thomas Dausgaard