Enigma Variations

Musical imagination runs wild in Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Brahms’ Tragic Overture, two powerful expressions of private thoughts. Bartók’s First Piano Concerto, with its scintillating folksongs and nocturnal mysteries, shimmers like a Hungarian hall of mirrors in Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s hands.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 5 Oct (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
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  • 7 Oct (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 27 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Among the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra have won three Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Piano

Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career. Highlights during the 2017/18 season include returns to San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, NHK Symphony and BBC Symphony orchestras.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Johannes Brahms

Tragic Overture

Béla Bartók

Piano Concerto No. 1

Edward Elgar

Enigma Variations

Sponsors

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James & Sherry Raisbeck.

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