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Holst The Planets

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The spark of inspiration shines bright in foggy London! From the symphony Joseph Haydn wrote to dazzle his British fans to the electrifying new voice of young Hannah Kendall, London has long been at the center of the orchestral world. No British composer cast his sights further than Gustav Holst, who gave us a rich-hued, mystical view of the solar system in The Planets. The celestial bodies display their true selves more clearly than any telescope could ever reveal: you’ll tremble at the frightful war drums of Mars, flutter with winged Mercury and sink into the shimmering mystery of icy Neptune as each godlike planet orbits past your ears.

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Thursday, 6 June, 2019 7:30PM

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Saturday, 8 June, 2019 8:00PM

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Sunday, 9 June, 2019 2:00PM

Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

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Hold on to your hay cart — the fabled trickster Till Eulenspiegel is back at his merry pranks! Richard Strauss takes us on a wild ride with music’s most lovable troublemaker. The effervescent Oboe Concerto revisits Strauss 50 years later, after he befriended an American soldier and oboe virtuoso in Germany at the end of World War II. Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Mary Lynch comes front and center for a fresh reading of this alluring showpiece. In Jeux, Debussy fleshes out a kinetic tableau of tennis and other flirtatious games. The radiant Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin shines the spotlight on Wagner and his explosive, futuristic approach to the orchestra that impacted both Strauss and Debussy so profoundly.

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Thursday, 13 June, 2019 7:30PM

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Friday, 14 June, 2019 12:00PM

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Saturday, 15 June, 2019 8:00PM

Ludovic Morlot Conducts Debussy

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It’s Ludovic Morlot’s final appearance as Music Director, and he is throwing a party for the ages. In Debussy’s gorgeous Nocturnes, clouds drift off, festivals flash and fade away, and the shimmering sea beckons with the seductive call of the Sirens. For Janáček, the king of Czech opera, composing the choral work The Eternal Gospel offered an outlet for timeless themes of love and peace that transcend any language or faith. Bon voyage, Ludo, and thanks for the inspiration you have brought to us all.

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Thursday, 20 June, 2019 7:30PM

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Saturday, 22 June, 2019 8:00PM

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Sunday, 23 June, 2019 2:00PM

Mahler Symphony No. 1

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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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Thursday, 19 September, 2019 7:30PM

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Friday, 20 September, 2019 12:00PM

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Saturday, 21 September, 2019 8:00PM

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

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Stroll with Mussorgsky on a vivid tour through Pictures at an Exhibition, rendered in fantastic detail by Ravel’s orchestration. In Dvořák’s concerto, unfettered imagination turns inward to thoughts of home and a lost love, producing one of the cello’s most beautiful and emotive showpieces.

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Thursday, 26 September, 2019 7:30PM

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Saturday, 28 September, 2019 8:00PM

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Sunday, 29 September, 2019 2:00PM

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