Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

“When Dausgaard conducts,” says The Seattle Times, “you can almost see the electric charge between him and the players, the eye contact and the mutual awareness of every gesture.” The Seattle Symphony’s Music Director Designate brings two imaginative works composed in his native Denmark. The prelude to Langgaard’s subversive opera Antichrist stokes the wicked humor of the Jazz age, while Nielsen’s Second Symphony paints revealing portraits of human temperaments. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson brings out every nuance of a transformative score steeped in young Brahms’ devotion to Beethoven and his affection for Clara Schumann.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 4 Apr (Thu) 2019 7:30PM
  • 6 Apr (Sat) 2019 8:00PM
  • 7 Apr (Sun) 2019 2:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

1 hour, 52 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


Thomas Dausgaard is renowned for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances, and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.

Garrick Ohlsson


Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.

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.


Thomas Dausgaard’s performances sponsored by Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun. Garrick Ohlsson's performances are generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur through the Seattle Symphony's Guest Artists Circle. Performances sponsored by Seattle Symphony GiveBIG supporters.