Members of the Seattle Phil discuss their first rehearsal and the All Tchaikovsky program of the October 24, 2015 concert.
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.
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.
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).
Music Director Adam Stern discusses works by Copland, Herrmann, Morton Gould and his own World Premiere.
Adam Stern discusses the upcoming Phil concert with works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Britten.
Denver/Seattle – January 30, 2014 – The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) has teamed up with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) to create the music video mashup, “Battle of the Batons: Super Bow I.” The mashup features an original arrangement of John Denver and Mike Taylor’s “Rocky Mountain High,” and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.”
Adam Stern Discusses three unique works with a common theme.
J. Strauss' One Thousand and One Nights
Adam discusses Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and Chopin for the upcoming program "Music's Darkest Harvest" at Benaroya Hall, October 26, 2013.
Photographer Paul Lebel's look at the Seattle Phil. Including interviews with Music Director Adam Stern and cellist Michael Moore.
Adam Stern discusses Brahms and de Falla for the Seattle Phil's May 2013 concert "Dreaminess and Introspection: Brahms’ Third"
Adam Stern and Don Bushell Concerto Competition Winner Marianne Martinoli discuss works by Chausson, Martin and Schumann.
Adam Stern discusses Bach, Copland, Mozart and Prokofiev for the upcoming concert, Experience: The Teacher Of All Things. January 13, 2013 at Meany Hall.
Adam discusses Verdi, Vaughan Williams and Bizet These composers will be featured in the program of "Stage and Screen," which will be performed at Meany Hall on October 28, 2012.
A program of music by composers who were also major and influential conductors. Music by Leonard Bernstein opens the program: the overture to his landmark musical West Side Story. Felix Mendelssohn, lauded in his day as a superb conductor, is represented by his concert overture The Hebrides. SPO Principal Clarinet William Blayney will perform Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, still the greatest for the instrument. The concert concludes with the Northwest premiere of the Symphony No. 1 by the great Hungarian-born composer-conductor Antal Doráti, a favorite piece of Music Director Adam Stern's for decades and his first performance of it.
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.
West Side Story: Overture
The Hebrides: Overture
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622
William Blayney, soloist
Symphony No. 1