Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

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Surprises abound when thoughtful musicians indulge in a bit of mischief and mayhem! The first symphony that Shostakovich composed as a frisky teenager crackles with dark humor and cheeky irony. Pianist Jonathan Biss, a virtuoso of the highest order, approaches his craft with a scholar’s curiosity and a raconteur’s knack for captivating the minds and ears of his audience. He asked Caroline Shaw, the multi-talented composer and performer who became the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, to compose this concerto as a response to Beethoven, an endeavor that calls for a healthy balance of sanctity and whimsy.

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Thursday, 31 January, 2019 7:30PM

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Friday, 1 February, 2019 12:00PM

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Saturday, 2 February, 2019 8:00PM

Silkroad Ensemble with Kinan Azmeh

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Following an unforgettable performance at Music Beyond Borders, Kinan Azmeh returns to perform the world premiere of his clarinet concerto with the Seattle Symphony. He is joined by the musicians of the Silkroad Ensemble in a concert celebrating the exchange of musical traditions, from Vijay Iyer’s ruminative City of Sand to Edward Perez’s thrilling Latina 6/8 Suite to a world premiere by Chen Yi.

Commissioned by Classical Movements for the Seattle Symphony as part of the Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program.

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Wednesday, 6 February, 2019 7:30PM

The Brass: Ferdinand the Bull

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Stop and smell the flowers with Ferdinand the Bull and his friends, the brass section! The French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba will teach us how music, like Ferdinand, can be fast or slow and loud or soft. Tiny Tots Concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5. EXTEND YOUR EXPERIENCE: Join us 30-minutes before the performance for fun and interactive pre-concert activities that include an instrument zoo, a percussion play area and a fun craft in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

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Friday, 8 February, 2019 10:30AM

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Saturday, 9 February, 2019 9:30AM

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Saturday, 9 February, 2019 10:30AM

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Saturday, 9 February, 2019 11:30AM

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Concert

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Director Steven Spielberg's heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen!

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Closed Captioning is available for Saturday night Seattle Pops performances ONLY. Please call the box office at 206.215.4747 to secure your location.

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Friday, 8 February, 2019 8:00PM

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Saturday, 9 February, 2019 8:00PM

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Sunday, 10 February, 2019 2:00PM

Prokofiev Symphony No. 7

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In the last major work of his life, Prokofiev filled his Seventh Symphony with music of disarming innocence and simplicity. He began composing it for a children’s radio program, and even as it expanded into a full-throated symphony it retained a childlike sense of wonder. Sibelius, the proud son of Finland, channeled his austere Nordic sensibilities into his Violin Concerto, which spans from an icy tremble to a pounding dance once dubbed the “polonaise for polar bears.” Don’t miss the return of violinist Aleksey Semenenko, who “played with deep sensitivity and chamber-like focus” in his last Seattle Symphony appearance (The Seattle Times).

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Thursday, 14 February, 2019 7:30PM

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Saturday, 16 February, 2019 8:00PM

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