What makes French music French? Throughout Music Director Ludovic Morlot’s tenure, the orchestra has explored the rich colors of French music. This season the orchestra highlights the music of Debussy and Ravel, along with creations by contemporary composer Marc-André Dalbavie. The conversation with University of Washington Professor Emeritus Dr. Larry Starr explores the wide-ranging, even universal, values to be found in music frequently categorized along nationalistic lines.
From its sultry intimacy of cabaret to hallucinogenic sound effects and striking visual effects, Surrogate Cities, by Heiner Goebbels, studies the essence of a modern metropolis — its people, its power structures and its place in a changing world — with the world premiere of a new piece woven into Surrogate Cities.