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Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

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Revolutionary. Passionate. Diabolical. Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique is all that — and so much more. A vivid musical description of love-turned-obsession-turned-ghoulish nightmare, Berlioz' masterpiece positively overflows with raw emotion and unabashed melodrama. Paired with Mozart’s turbulent and stormy Piano Concerto No. 24 and a world premiere by composer-in-residence Reena Esmail, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard kicks off the  Delta | Masterworks season with the kind of satisfying emotional wallop that only symphonic music can provide.

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Thursday, 24 September, 2020 7:30PM

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Saturday, 26 September, 2020 8:00PM

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Sunday, 27 September, 2020 2:00PM

Barber Violin Concerto

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Barber's one and only violin concerto shimmers and soars under the capable bow of rising star Simone Porter, hailed for her gorgeous tone and technical prowess. It's the perfect companion piece to Dvořák's optimistic and exuberant Sixth Symphony.

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Thursday, 8 October, 2020 7:30PM

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Saturday, 10 October, 2020 8:00PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1

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Be transported to a world of youthful enchantment! Ravel’s charmingly delicate and imaginative Mother Goose is a musical flight of fancy, conjuring up vivid scenes from timeless childhood fairy tales including Beauty & the Beast and Sleeping Beauty. Shostakovich’s impish First Piano Concerto continues the youthful theme, exuding the carefree attitude and sassy swagger of the composer and rounding out this lighthearted concert with musical jokes and a festival atmosphere.  

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Thursday, 15 October, 2020 7:30PM

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Friday, 16 October, 2020 12:00PM

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Saturday, 17 October, 2020 8:00PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

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Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is regularly heralded as one of the most perfect violin concertos ever written — a jewel in the crown of the repertoire. From its moody opening to the high-flying finale, Mendelssohn’s sparkling melodies and heroic bravura will be on full display with Seattle Symphony Concertmaster Noah Geller. Plus: hear a rare performance of Czech composer Miloslav Kabeláč's Fourth Symphony, a musical testament to the irrepressible will of the Czech people during the turbulent 20th century.

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Thursday, 29 October, 2020 7:30PM

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Saturday, 31 October, 2020 8:00PM

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Sunday, 1 November, 2020 2:00PM

Debussy La Mer

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The power, beauty and vastness of the ocean come to life in Debussy’s La Mer — from the playful dance of light on the surface to the high drama of massive waves crashing into each other. The composer’s seemingly endless color palette is again on display with his quixotic Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Violinist Alina Ibragimova brings to life yet another musical titan of the twentieth century: Bartók’s vivid Second Violin Concerto.

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Thursday, 5 November, 2020 7:30PM

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Saturday, 7 November, 2020 8:00PM

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