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The Twentieth Century’s Ninth Symphony”: The Rite of Spring


“Something might be made of that tune”: Elgar’s Enigma Variations: April 1, 2017

Adam Stern discusses the upcoming concert “Something might be made of that tune”: Elgar’s Enigma Variations: April 1, 2017


“Dark, Tragic and Passionate” Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24

Music Director Adam Stern discusses the program of the Seattle Philharmonic's January 28, 2017 concert.


From the New World: Dvořák’s 9th Symphony

Music Director Adam Stern discusses the program of the Seattle Philharmonic's October 29, 2016 concert.


Phil • Harmonic : Love of Sound

Photographer Paul Lebel's look at the Seattle Phil. Including interviews with Music Director Adam Stern and cellist Michael Moore.


“An apocalyptic radiance”: Mahler’s “Titan”.

Adam Stern discusses Seattle Phil's upcoming concert "An apocalyptic radiance": Mahler’s "Titan".


Evan Hjort and Adam Stern discuss Szymanowski Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra

Evan Hjort, winner of the Seattle Philharmonic's 2015 Don Bushell Competition discusses Szymanowski's moving second violin concerto with Music Director Adam Stern.


Four Great Composer-Conductors

Adam Stern discusses the program for our January 2016 concert Four Great Composer-Conductors, featuring music by Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Dorati.


First Rehearsal 2015

Members of the Seattle Phil discuss their first rehearsal and the All Tchaikovsky program of the October 24, 2015 concert.


Heirs and Rebels

Musical BFF's Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst are united in an exciting season finale. Acknowledged as his first true masterpiece, Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is an homage to the English church music that the composer so deeply loved. Holst's The Planets, a work of stunning brilliance and immense imagination, never fails to move, intrigue and delight audiences. The concert also features a rare U.S. performance of Vaughan Williams' Piano Concerto.


Tragic Heroes: Hamlet and Petrouchka

In a concert focusing on the world of theater, Russian-born masters Dmitri Shostakovich and Igor Stravinsky remind us why their music is forever gripping and appealing. Shostakovich's score for the Russian film version of Hamlet is music of almost unbearable drama, and Stravinsky's ever-popular ballet Petrouchka is presented here in its original opulent scoring. SPO Don Bushell Competition winner Felicity James is featured in Saint-Saëns' lyrical Violin Concerto No. 3.


“The refreshment of the soul”: Bach’s Concerto in F

Three of the world's most expressive composers come together for an afternoon of soul-enriching music. Johann Sebastian Bach is represented by scores both sacred (Cantata No. 54) and secular (Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F), Antonin Dvořák characteristically combines classical elegance with folk-inspired melodies and dance rhythms (Serenade in d), and Hector Berlioz thrills with his all-stops-out romanticism (Roman Carnival Overture, plus music from Romeo and Juliet and The Damnation of Faust).


Danses Macabres: An American Halloween

Music Director Adam Stern discusses works by Copland, Herrmann, Morton Gould and his own World Premiere.


“The Best of My Works”: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Adam Stern discusses the upcoming Phil concert with works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Britten.


Luxuriance, Nobility, Exaltation: Dukas’ Symphony


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Upcoming Concert:

“A Great Teacher is a Great Artist”: October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

John Steinbeck once asserted that he had "come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are any other great artists."  This program celebrates some of music history's greatest student-teacher relationships. The concert opens with two popular works by Camille Saint-Saëns, moves on to music by Saint-Saëns' pupil Fauré, presents a concerto by Fauré's student Ravel, and concludes with three works by Ravel's disciple Ralph Vaughan Williams, including his penultimate symphony, No. 8, which boasts its composer's most exotic-ever writing for the percussion section. Cristina Valdés is the soloist in Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand.

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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Saint-Saëns

Suite algérienne, Op. 60: Marche militaire française

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Fauré

Pavane, Op. 50

Ravel

Concerto for the Left Hand

Cristina Valdés, soloist

Vaughan Williams

Sea Songs

Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

Symphony No. 8 in d


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