Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
2017,18 Season

Upcoming Concerts

“A mysterious, indefinable poetry”: Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1

October 20, 2018 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

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The Philharmonic launches the season with a concert comprised entirely of Slavic music: composers of Czech, Polish, Russian and Slovenian origin will be featured. Two staples of the concert repertoire will be spotlighted: Bedrich Smetana's symphonic poem The Moldau and Frédéric Chopin's hauntingly beautiful Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Serbian-born pianist Milica Jelača Jovanović as soloist. An intriguing and powerful work by Slovenian composer Nana Forte, Incantation, will receive its U. S. premiere. Autumn, the most popular portion of Alexander Glazunov's radiant ballet score The Seasons, will be appropriately presented at this fall concert. A little-known delight by Antonín Dvořák, his Polonaise, completes the program.

Milica Jelača Jovanović

DVOŘÁKPolonaise
CHOPINConcerto No. 1 in e for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 11
Milica Jelača Jovanović, soloist
SMETANAThe Moldau
FORTEIncantation
GLAZUNOVThe Seasons, Op. 67: Autumn
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“The Play of Sounds”: Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 2

February 2, 2019 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

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Although Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's four orchestral suites are exemplars of everything that is loved about his music, they still remain relatively unknown to audiences in spite of their great potential appeal. This concert features a rare performance of the Orchestral Suite No. 2, a boistrous, tuneful and joyous work deserving of more popularity. Joseph Haydn is represented by two contrasting works: the rousing overture to his opera L'incontro improvviso, and a tempestuous dramatic "scene", Berenice, che fai?, featuring soprano Linda Tsatsanis. The concert also includes music by French composer Elsa Barraine, whose Symphony No. 2 was given its second U. S. performance during the Philharmonic's 2017-18 season; her Funeral Music for "The Entombment" of Titien will receive its U. S. premiere. The soloist will be pianist Sophie Lippert, a former winner of the Philharmonic's Don Bushell Competition.

 

Linda Tsatsanis

Sophie Lippert

HAYDNOverture, L'incontro improvviso
HAYDNBerenice, che fai? (Scena di Berenice)
Linda Tsatsanis, soloist
BARRAINEMusique funèbre pour La Mise au tombeau du Titien
Sophie Lippert, soloist
TCHAIKOVSKYOrchestral Suite No. 2 in C, Op. 53
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“A floodtide of inspired invention”: Beethoven’s Seventh

April 6, 2019 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

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"A masterpiece of technical skill, taste, imagination, craftsmanship and inspiration." Thus did the hyper-critical Hector Berlioz sum up his thoughts on Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, one of the most beloved of Beethoven's Nine ever since its wildly successful premiere (at which the audience insisted on an immediate repeat of the slow movement). Franz Liszt's impassioned and innovative Piano Concerto No. 1 will be performed by the winner of the Philharmonic's 2018 Don Bushell competition, Hexin Qiao. A symphonic work by Finnish composer Helvi Leiviskä rounds out this special concert.

Hexin Qiao

LEIVISKÄSymphony No. 2
LISZTConcerto No. 1 in E-flat for Piano and Orchestra
Hexin Qiao, soloist
BEETHOVENSymphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
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“On the wings of the wind”: Borodin’s “Prince Igor”

June 8, 2019 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

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The Philharmonic's season closes with music from the 19th and 20th centuries. One of Johannes Brahms' earliest attempts at symphonic writing, the Serenade No. 2 is a lush work boasting some of its composer's most beguiling melodies and a unique orchestration (no violins!). Luciano Berio's Corale and Frank Martin's Ballade are both arresting and intriguing concertos in miniature, and will feature, respectively, Philharmonic Concertmaster Luke Fitzpatrick and Principal Flute, Sandra Saathoff. The concert concludes with music from Alexander Borodin's opera Prince Igor: the Overture and the ever-popular Polovtsian Dances.

Luke Fitzpatrick

Sandra Saathoff

BRAHMSSerenade No. 2 in A, Op. 16
BERIOCorale
Luke Fitzpatrick, soloist
MARTINBallade
Sandra Saathoff, soloist
BORODINPrince Igor: Overture and Polovtsian Dances
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Recent Video:

Ruth Gipps, Symphony No. 2 (U.S. premiere)

Performed by the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra on March 31, 2018, Adam Stern, conductor, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA (with permission from the family of Ruth Gipps).

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