Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
2017,18 Season

Upcoming Concerts

Three Decades, Five Treasures: January 27, 2018

January 27, 2018 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.

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The first three decades of the 20th century yielded numerous musical riches. The Philharmonic will present one of the most enduring of these, Respighi's The Pines of Rome, as the climax to a concert featuring five of the century's most distinctive composers from five different countries. The program will include a screening of René Clair's delightful surrealist film Entr'acte, with Erik Satie's original music performed live by the Philharmonic. A folksong arrangement by Percy Grainger, a symphonic poem by the 19-year-old Dimitri Mitropoulos (later known as one of the 20th century's most important conductors), and two haunting rarities for cello and orchestra by Sibelius with soloist Mara Finkelstein round out this unique program.

GraingerSpoon River
MitropoulosTafi (2nd U.S. performance; West Coast premiere)
SatieEntr'acte (with film by René Clair)
SibeliusTwo Serious Melodies for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 77
Mara Finkelstein, soloist
RespighiThe Pines of Rome
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“The Fifth Evangelist”: Bach’s “St. Anne”: March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018 | Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.

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The great German-born conductor Frederick Stock, who led the Chicago Symphony for nearly forty years, made a grand transcription of Bach's mighty "St. Anne" Prelude and Fugue, presented at this concert thanks to the generosity and assistance of the Chicago Symphony's Rosenthal Archive. The Philharmonic's contribution to the 5th Avenue Theatre's Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival is the "William Shakespeare" Overture by the early Romantic Danish composer Friedrich Kuhlau. English composer Ruth Gipps, inexplicably ignored in her homeland and abroad, is represented by the U. S. premiere of the second of her five fine symphonies. Finally, flutist Miao Liu will be heard in the virtuosic and lyrical Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Jacques Ibert.

KuhlauOverture, William Shakespeare, Op. 74
GippsSymphony No. 2 (U.S. premiere)
IbertConcerto for Flute and Orchestra
Miao Liu, soloist (Winner, 2017 Seattle Philharmonic Don Bushell Competition)
J. S. BachPrelude and Fugue in E-Flat, BWV 522, "St. Anne" (orch. by Frederick Stock)
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“I will never achieve this again”: Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony: June 2, 2018

June 2, 2018 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.

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An ardent pacifist and humanist, German composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann's abhorrence for his country's actions during World War II resulted in compositions that were cries for justice and brotherhood; one work was described as "a protest against what Zimmermann perceived as the 'racial hatred' he saw poisoning society." In his last work, Ich wandte mich und sah an geschah unter die Sonne ("And turning around me, I saw all the injustice under the sun"), the composer employs texts from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov to create a harrowing indictment of the suppression of freedom and lack of compassion for one's fellow man. The Philharmonic's season closes with a return to the music of Saint-Saëns – a work in which even the modest composer knew he had surpassed himself, the radiant "Organ" Symphony. A handful of Seattle's leading performers share the stage for this program, including actors John Patrick Lowrie and David Pichette, bass-baritone Michael Delos, and organist Joseph Adam.

ZimmermannIch wandte mich und sah an geschah unter die Sonne
David Pichette and John Patrick Lowrie, speakers
Michael Delos, bass-baritone
Saint-SaënsSymphony No. 3 in c, Op. 78, "Organ"
Joseph Adam, soloist
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