Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
2016,17 Season

Upcoming Concerts

From the New World: October 29, 2016

October 29, 2016 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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Antonin Dvořák's immortal gift to America, his "New World" Symphony, shares the bill with works from the New World itself. Four unique American compositions spotlighting different aspects of our nation's musical identity will be featured: Edward Collins' folk-inspired The Cowboy's Breakdown; Richard Rodgers' Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from the world of musical theater; Marion Bauer's Sun Splendor, an important symphonic poem by one of America's leading women of music; and Gunther Schuller's Journey into Jazz, a delightful story of a young man's efforts to become an ace jazz musician. The SPO is joined by KPLU's morning host Dick Stein as narrator, along with a talented combo from the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band.

Richard RodgersSlaughter on Tenth Avenue
Gunther SchullerJourney into Jazz
    Dick Stein, narrator • Soloists from the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band (Scott Brown, director)
Marion BauerSun Splendor
Edward CollinsThe Cowboy's Breakdown
Antonin DvořákSymphony No. 9, From the New World
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“Dark, tragic and passionate”: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24: January 28, 2017

January 28, 2017 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

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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 Philharmonic is joined by the superb Seattle-based pianist Allan Dameron for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, a work noted for its simultaneous darkness of spirit and stunning lyricism. SPO's gifted Assistant Conductor Allion Salvador leads the orchestra in a performance of Anatol Liadov's exquisite The Enchanted Lake. The program opens with Franz Schubert's effervescent overture to Rosamunde, and closes with Carl Nielsen's most personal symphony, the Sinfonia semplice (No. 6), in a rare live performance. 

Franz SchubertOverture, Rosamunde
Anatol LiadovThe Enchanted Lake
    Allion Salvador, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartPiano Concerto No. 24
    Allan Dameron, soloist
Carl NielsenSymphony No, 6, Sinfonia semplice
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“Something might be made of that tune”: Elgar’s Enigma Variations: April 1, 2017

April 1, 2017 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

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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 work that finally brought well-deserved fame to Edward Elgar is one of the glories of English symphonic literature, a series of intimate musical portraits of Elgar's friends and loved ones. Elsa Barraine, a powerful voice in French music, is represented by her Symphony No. 2 in its U.S. premiere. Alena Hove, winner of the Philharmonic's 2016 Don Bushell Competition, shines in Erich Wolfgand Korngold's Violin Concerto, a work based in part on Korngold's delectable music for films. Two short works by Holst and Delius round out this distinctive program.

Elsa BarraineSymphony No. 2
Erich Wolfgang KorngoldViolin Concerto
       Alena Hove, soloist (2016 Don Bushell Competition winner)
Gustav HolstCapriccio
Frederick DeliusOn Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Edward ElgarEnigma Variations
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“The twentieth century’s Ninth Symphony”: The Rite of Spring: June 3, 2017

June 3, 2017 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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Two great Russian composers who chose utterly different creative paths bring the Philharmonic season to a close. Sergei Rachmaninov, who remained true to his romantic ideals until his death in 1943 ("I cannot cast out the old way of writing"), completed his radiant Symphony No. 3 in 1936. Twenty-three years earlier, Igor Stravinsky had shattered all concepts of what orchestral music could be in his ballet masterpiece The Rite of Spring, regarded by many as the single most important and influential piece of music of the 20th century.

Sergei RachmaninovSymphony No. 3
Igor StravinskyThe Rite of Spring
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