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.
Leonard Bernstein, generally credited with popularizing Mahler's music more than any other conductor and making it a staple in the concert-hall forever, wrote fervently of the music's "apocalyptic radiance". The Philharmonic concludes their 2015-16 season with a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan", a work that baffled audiences at its first performances and is now its composer's best-known work. The concert will feature another major Austro-German symphony, the Sinfonie in einem Satz (Symphony in One Movement) by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, an emotionally shattering work heard in the U.S. premiere of its original version. The Philharmonic's brass section will also be spotlighted in a selection of canzonas by Giovanni Gabrieli.
Venue: Benaroya Hall
Concert Date: 4 June 2016
Concert Time: 2:00 PM
|Gabrieli||Canzonas for Brass|
|Zimmermann||Sinfonie in einem Satz|
|Mahler||Symphony No. 1 in D, "Titan"|
Evan Hjort, winner of the Seattle Philharmonic's 2015 Don Bushell Competition discusses Szymanowski's moving second violin concerto with Music Director Adam Stern.