Tyshawn Sorey’s effortless mastery and extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation are on full display in his world premiere piece for cello and orchestra, For Roscoe Mitchell, featuring cellist and former Seattle Symphony Artist in Residence Seth Parker Woods. Beethoven’s joyful Fourth Symphony completes a special evening juxtaposing old with new, classical with modern, 19th century Europe with 21st century America.
Antonio Vivaldi’s evergreen classic, The Four Seasons, has been the template for generations of composers who want to express the wonder, mystery and joy of the changing seasons. Experience this undisputed masterpiece performed in the crisp Seattle autumn, as we await the coming winter, spring and summer seasons in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle-based indie rock band Ivan & Alyosha, also known as I&A, join forces with the Seattle Symphony for one night only! I&A is led by vocalist Tim Wilson, his songwriting partners Ryan Carbary (guitar) and Pete Wilson (bass), as well as guitarist Tim Kim and drummer Cole Mauro. Known for their sweet, Beatles-esque pop harmonies and jangly guitar licks, this five-piece group has toured with everyone from Aimee Mann to Brandi Carlile. Now, with a decade of touring and recording under their belts, Ivan & Alyosha continue to hone their creative voice, unafraid to let their sound evolve while staying true to their folk-pop roots. This live broadcast is presented as part of The Essential Series, the Symphony's new cross-genre collaboration featuring diverse voices in the Pacific Northwest.