Behold a magical world of romance and heartbreak, inspired by ancient legends and love stories. Marc-André Dalbavie continues in that same French tradition of saturated colors tinged with historic resonance. There may not be a story attached to it, but Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 — an epic creation in the stormy key of G minor — is as dramatic as any tale ever told on a stage.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 36 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
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.”
Winner of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Seattle Symphony Principal Flute Demarre McGill is acclaimed for his “richly saturated tone, spirited technique and expressive warmth” and has quickly become one of the most sought-after flutists of his generation.
Demarre McGill’s performance is generously supported by David and Shelley Hovind through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artist Circle. Thursday performance sponsored by Foster Pepper. Mozart Symphony No. 40 is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.