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.

Explore the music Thomas has planned for the 2019–2020 with this exclusive Apple Music playlist highlighting the albums and themes coming to the Seattle Symphony.

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Thomas Dausgaard Events

Thomas Dausgaard Calendar

Bernstein Songfest

Thursday, 23 April, 2020 7:30PM

In Songfest, Leonard Bernstein’s exuberant and radically inclusive portrait of the United States at its bicentennial, six powerhouse voices interpret four centuries of American poetry. Veering from opera to jazz to Broadway to modernist techniques, Bernstein offers an irrepressible optimist’s vision of eclectic, raucous unity.

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Canceled

Bernstein Songfest

Saturday, 25 April, 2020 8:00PM

In Songfest, Leonard Bernstein’s exuberant and radically inclusive portrait of the United States at its bicentennial, six powerhouse voices interpret four centuries of American poetry. Veering from opera to jazz to Broadway to modernist techniques, Bernstein offers an irrepressible optimist’s vision of eclectic, raucous unity.

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Canceled

Haydn The Creation

Thursday, 30 April, 2020 7:30PM

Haydn poured a lifetime’s worth of inspiration and innovation into The Creation, a masterpiece of biblical proportions. The effervescent orchestral music displays the confidence Haydn earned after composing more than a hundred symphonies and the jubilant vocal solos draw on his oft-forgotten talents as an opera composer.

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Canceled

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Friday, 1 May, 2020 10:00PM

Thomas Dausgaard shares the music of his fellow countryman, Danish composer Bent Sørensen, whose shimmering works have been compared with the paintings of Georges Seurat. Sørensen is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Canceled
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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