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4 / CALENDAR 6 / THE SYMPHONY 10 / NEWS FEATURES 12 /  PERSEPHONE 14 /  A BOLD NEW SEASON CONCERTS 17 /  March 1, 3 & 4 MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3 20 /  March 9 HAYDN & SCHUBERT 22 /  March 15, 17 & 18 CARMINA BURANA 36 /  March 16 DE FALLA UNTUXED 38 /  March 19 JOSEPH ADAM IN RECITAL 40 /  March 22, 24 & 25 SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 2 43 /  March 29 & 31 JOHN LUTHER ADAMS BECOME DESERT 47 /  March 30 BEETHOVEN EMPEROR CONCERTO 48 /  March 30 BEETHOVEN & KANCHELI 58 /  GUIDE TO THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY 59 / THE LIS(Z)T CONTENTS ON THE COVER: Jeremy Denk (p. 43) by Michael Wilson COVER DESIGN: Helen Hodges EDITOR: Heidi Staub © 2018 Seattle Symphony.

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CALENDAR ON THE DIAL: Tune in to Classical KING FM 98.1 every Wednesday at 8pm for a Seattle Symphony spotlight and the first Friday of every month at 9pm for concert broadcasts. March & April SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 7pm Haller Lake Community Concert 7:30pm Mozart Violin Concerto No.

3 8pm Live @ Benaroya Hall: Lúnasa 7:30pm Seattle Classic Guitar Society: Xuefei Yang 8pm Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 1pm Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions 2pm Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 7:30pm Seattle Arts & Lectures: Daniel Pink 7pm Friends Open Rehearsal* 5:30pm Be Bold Seattle: International Women’s Day 12pm Haydn & Schubert 7:30pm Ensign Symphony & Chorus presents Hold On 8pm Live @ Benaroya Hall: Celebrating David Bowie 2pm National Geographic Live — A Wild Life 7:30pm National Geographic Live — A Wild Life 7:30pm National Geographic Live — A Wild Life 7:30pm Carmina burana 7pm De Falla Untuxed 7:30pm Northwest Sinfonietta presents Inspirations from the Past 7:30pm Seattle Baroque Orchestra: The Fairy Queen 8pm Carmina burana 2pm Carmina burana 7pm Byron Schenkman & Friends — Beethoven: The Kreutzer and Pathetique Sonatas 7:30pm Joseph Adam in Recital 7:30pm Sibelius Symphony No.

2 8pm Showtunes Theatre Company: The Boys From Syracuse 2 & 8pm Showtunes Theatre Company: The Boys From Syracuse 8pm Sibelius Symphony No. 2 2pm Sibelius Symphony No. 2 2pm Showtunes Theatre Company: The Boys From Syracuse 4pm Annual Meeting* 3:30pm Friends Onstage Rehearsal* 7:30pm John Luther Adams Become Desert 12pm Beethoven Emperor Concerto 7:30pm Seattle Arts & Lectures: Lippman & Simon 8pm Beethoven & Kancheli 2pm Seattle Philharmonic presents The Fifth Evangelist 8pm John Luther Adams Become Desert 8pm Enchanting China 8pm Live @ Benaroya Hall: Sarah Vowell & Michael Giacchino 2pm National Geographic Live 2:30pm Seattle Baroque Orchestra 7:30pm An Evening with Anne Lamott 7:30pm National Geographic Live — Standing at the Water’s Edge 1pm Benaroya Hall Tour 7:30pm National Geographic Live — Standing at the Water’s Edge 8pm The Duke Ellington Orchestra 8pm The Duke Ellington Orchestra 2pm The Duke Ellington Orchestra 7:30pm Debussy La mer 10:30am Tiny Tots: Magical Melody Train Ride! 7pm Debussy Untuxed 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30am Tiny Tots: Magical Melody Train Ride! 7:30pm SRJO: Ellington’s Such Sweet Thunder 8pm Debussy La mer LEGEND: Seattle Symphony Events Benaroya Hall Events *Donor Events: Call 206.215.4832 for more information 3pm SYSO: All-Brahms 7pm Byron Schenkman & Friends: Vivaldi and the High Baroque 7:30pm Live @ Benaroya Hall: Bettye LaVette 7:30pm Stravinsky Persephone 10pm [untitled] 2 8pm Stravinsky Persephone National Geographic Live — A Wild Life (March 11–13) by Bertie Gregory ■ MARCH ■ APRIL Seattle Symphony Spring Tour (see p.

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LUDOVIC MORLOT Harriet Overton Stimson Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, Principal Guest Conductor Joseph Crnko, Associate Conductor for Choral Activities Pablo Rus Broseta, Douglas F. King Associate Conductor Gerard Schwarz, Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Conductor Laureate SEATTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ROSTER FIRST VIOLIN Open Position David & Amy Fulton Concertmaster Open Position Clowes Family Associate Concertmaster Cordula Merks Assistant Concertmaster Simon James Second Assistant Concertmaster Jennifer Bai Mariel Bailey Cecilia Poellein Buss Ayako Gamo Timothy Garland Leonid Keylin Mae Lin Mikhail Shmidt Clark Story John Weller Jeannie Wells Yablonsky Arthur Zadinsky SECOND VIOLIN Elisa Barston Principal Michael Miropolsky John & Carmen Delo Assistant Principal Second Violin Kathleen Boyer Gennady Filimonov Evan Anderson Natasha Bazhanov Brittany Boulding Breeden Stephen Bryant Linda Cole Xiao-po Fei Artur Girsky Andy Liang Andrew Yeung VIOLA Susan Gulkis Assadi PONCHO Principal Viola Arie Schächter Assistant Principal Mara Gearman Timothy Hale Penelope Crane Wes Dyring Sayaka Kokubo Rachel Swerdlow Julie Whitton CELLO Efe Baltacıgil Marks Family Foundation Principal Cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo Assistant Principal Nathan Chan Eric Han Bruce Bailey Roberta Hansen Downey Walter Gray Vivian Gu Joy Payton-Stevens David Sabee BASS Jordan Anderson Mr.

& Mrs. Harold H. Heath Principal String Bass Joseph Kaufman Assistant Principal Ted Botsford ** Jonathan Burnstein Brendan Fitzgerald * Jennifer Godfrey Travis Gore Jonathan Green FLUTE Demarre McGill Principal Supported by David J. and Shelley Hovind Jeffrey Barker Associate Principal Judy Washburn Kriewall Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby PICCOLO Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby Robert & Clodagh Ash Piccolo OBOE Mary Lynch Principal Supported by anonymous donors Ben Hausmann Associate Principal Chengwen Winnie Lai Stefan Farkas ENGLISH HORN Stefan Farkas CLARINET Benjamin Lulich Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Smith Principal Clarinet Emil Khudyev Associate Principal Laura DeLuca Dr.

Robert Wallace Clarinet Eric Jacobs E-FLAT CLARINET Laura DeLuca BASS CLARINET Eric Jacobs BASSOON Seth Krimsky Principal Paul Rafanelli Mike Gamburg CONTRABASSOON Mike Gamburg HORN Jeffrey Fair Charles Simonyi Principal Horn Mark Robbins Associate Principal Jonathan Karschney Assistant Principal Jenna Breen John Turman Danielle Kuhlmann TRUMPET David Gordon The Boeing Company Principal Trumpet Alexander White Assistant Principal Christopher Stingle Michael Myers TROMBONE Ko-ichiro Yamamoto Principal David Lawrence Ritt Stephen Fissel BASS TROMBONE Stephen Fissel TUBA John DiCesare Principal TIMPANI Open Position Principal Matthew Decker Assistant Principal PERCUSSION Michael A.

Werner Principal Michael Clark Matthew Decker HARP Valerie Muzzolini Gordon Principal KEYBOARD Joseph Adam, organ + PERSONNEL MANAGER Scott Wilson ASSISTANT PERSONNEL MANAGER Keith Higgins LIBRARY Patricia Takahashi-Blayney Principal Librarian Robert Olivia Associate Librarian Jeanne Case Librarian Rachel Swerdlow Assistant Librarian TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Joseph E. Cook ARTIST IN ASSOCIATION Dale Chihuly 2017–2018 SEASON COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE Alexandra Gardner HONORARY MEMBER Cyril M. Harris † + Resident † In Memoriam ** On Leave * Temporary Musician for 2017–2018 season LUDOVIC MORLOT SEATTLE SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011.

Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won three Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014. During the 2017–2018 season Morlot and the Seattle Symphony will continue on their incredible musical journey, focusing particularly on the music of Berlioz, Stravinsky and Bernstein. In addition, they will be presenting some exciting new works by John Luther Adams, David Lang and Andrew Norman and welcoming Alexandra Gardner for a residency. The orchestra will also be performing on tour in California, including a two-day residency at the University of California, Berkeley.

The orchestra has many successful recordings, available on their own label, Seattle Symphony Media. A box set of music by Dutilleux was recently released to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Ludovic Morlot was Chief Conductor of La Monnaie for three years (2012–14). During this time he conducted several new productions including La Clemenza di Tito, Jenu °fa and Pelléas et Mélisande. Concert performances, both in Brussels and Aix-en-Provence, included repertoire by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Britten, Webern and Bruneau. Trained as a violinist, Morlot studied conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London and then at the Royal College of Music as recipient of the Norman del Mar Conducting Fellowship. Morlot was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 in recognition of his significant contribution to music.

He is Chair of Orchestral Conducting Studies at the University of Washington School of Music.


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