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John Adams and Steve Reich generate restless momentum and searing imagery in these epic works of American chamber music. In a deliciously dark and smoky song, Thomas Ad├Ęs breathes new life into the poetry of Tennessee Williams.


Dates and Tickets

  • 13 Oct (Fri) 2017 10:00PM

Running time

52 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby - Benaroya Hall


Eric Jacobs

Clarinet-Bass Clarinet

Eric Jacobs is the newly appointed Clarinet and Bass Clarinet of the Seattle Symphony. Prior to joining the Symphony, Jacobs was based in Los Angeles pursuing an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and new music advocate.

Angelique Poteat

Bass Clarinet

Angelique Poteat is a native of the Pacific Northwest. Her music has been recorded and performed in Australia, Germany, Lithuania, and all over the United States by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Enso Quartet, Philharmonia Northwest, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Saratoga Orchestra, Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, Trio Tara, and the New York New Music Ensemble.

Natasha Bazhanov

Second Violin

Born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Natasha Bazhanov began playing violin at the age of 5. 

Artur Girsky

Second Violin

Born in Riga, Latvia, into a family of violinists, Artur Girsky began playing violin at age 5.

Mae Lin

First Violin

Mae Lin joined the Seattle Symphony in 2008 as a member of the second violin section. Having grown up in Bellevue, she was very excited to return home to join her hometown symphony.

Sayaka Kokubo


Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kokubo joined the Seattle Symphony in 2007.

Walter Gray


Walter Gray has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Far East and Europe, including performances in Moscow, Odessa, Zagreb, Seoul and Tokyo.

Travis Gore


Travis Gore maintains a reputation in the classical and indie rock/pop world. Along with having performed with artists on records by recording artists Bryan John Appleby and Hey Marseilles, he is also producer and composer of his own alt/prog project Feeds On Majesty.

Jessica Choe


Korean American pianist Jessica Choe began her musical studies at the age of 3 in Seoul, Korea where she was a prize winner in several national piano competitions including the Samick National Piano Competition, the Korea Daily Times Piano Competition and the Korean Department of Education Music Competition.

Maria Männistö


Maria Männistö, “one of the most hauntingly beautiful voices I have heard in years,” (Seattle Times), moves comfortably among a wide range of musical styles to international acclaim. 





John Adams

Road Movies

Thomas Adès

Life Story

Steve Reich

Different Trains