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Shostakovich Symphony No. 4

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A night of masterpieces! Stunning, visceral and profoundly spiritual, or as TIME Magazine called Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, “the best classical music composition of the 20th century.” Then, working during the oppressive Soviet regime and under the watchful eye of Stalin himself, Dmitri Shostakovich’s overwhelming Fourth Symphony is one of the composer’s boldest scores.

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Thursday, 2 June, 2016 7:30PM

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Saturday, 4 June, 2016 8:00PM

Shine-Time Music Olympics

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I can sing! I can play! Celebrate the music of many lands, accompanied by marimba, timpani and many more percussion instruments. Featuring Let Your Music Shine with Lisa & Linda™.

Tiny Tots concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5. Engage your youngest music lovers with these 35-minute interactive programs featuring musical games, stories and songs in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

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Friday, 3 June, 2016 10:30AM

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Saturday, 4 June, 2016 9:30AM

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Saturday, 4 June, 2016 10:30AM

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Saturday, 4 June, 2016 11:30AM

Ravel Piano Concerto

2015 - 2016 Masterworks >

Ludovic Morlot leads the orchestra in Dvořák’s famous “New World” Symphony, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet lends his talents to Ravel’s whimsical Piano Concerto in G major.

Jean Yves Thibaudet will be signing CDs at intermission in the Grand Lobby.

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Sunday, 5 June, 2016 2:00PM

Brahms & Dvořák

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Hear the talented musicians of the Seattle Symphony as they perform chamber works in the intimate Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. This final program in the series features Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet will be signing CDs after the concert in the Recital Hall Lobby.

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Tuesday, 7 June, 2016 7:30PM

Gershwin & Beethoven

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“[JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET] HAS THE RARE ABILITY TO MAKE LISTENERS RECONSIDER REPERTOIRE AND HEAR THE MUSIC IN A NEW WAY …” — THE SEATTLE TIMES

Artist in Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings the vim and vigor of 1920s New York City to Benaroya Hall with Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F. Music Director Morlot leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet will be signing CDs at intermission in the Grand Lobby.

Music Director Ludovic Morlot will be on hand after Saturday (June 11) night’s concert to sign our newest Seattle Symphony Media release Debussy & Stravinsky.

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Thursday, 9 June, 2016 7:30PM

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Friday, 10 June, 2016 12:00PM

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Saturday, 11 June, 2016 8:00PM

Joseph Adam

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Seattle’s own Joseph Adams has won numerous performance honors and has been hailed for his virtuosity and sterling technique.

Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.

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Monday, 13 June, 2016 7:30PM

TUNING UP! Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue

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These daring composers captured the essence of their homeland: the jazz and ragtime, the patriotic songs and quirky tunes, and even noisiest city streets. Come experience the full musical spectrum of this American rhapsody!

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Friday, 17 June, 2016 8:00PM

Club Ludo

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A NIGHT LIKE NO OTHER. Experience a feast for the senses as you journey through the Chihuly Boathouse, unveiling unexpected musical experiences throughout the night. Get up-close and personal with world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Seattle Symphony musicians for intimate and thrilling performances. Groove to the smooth, soulful sounds of the Grace Love Band surrounded by the fire and heat of the Hot Shop. Surrender yourself to the hypnotic sounds as you Become Ocean in the Pool Room. Get your trance on in the Aquarium Room to the other-worldly sounds of the theremin. Still can't get enough? Our DJs will keep you dancing long after sunset! Club Ludo 2016 is ALL VIP and ALL NIGHT LONG.

Join us at Seattle’s most beautiful venue for unforgettable performances, hosted bars and fabulous Northwest cuisine, and take home once-in-a-lifetime experiences from the live and silent auctions to keep your party going all summer.

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Saturday, 18 June, 2016 8:00PM

SPELLBOUND The Theremin Returns

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The theremin has become the quintessential sound of science fiction, aliens and all things eerie. Witness a true virtuoso, trained by inventor Léon Theremin himself, work her wizardry on an electronic instrument that sings and swoops without any physical contact.

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Monday, 20 June, 2016 7:30PM

STAGE & SCREEN From Appalachian Spring to the Red Violin

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From stage to screen to concert hall, these giants of American music transcended borders and created the music we know and love. Emotions run deep in music from Schindler’s List, The Red Violin and Copland’s portrayal of 19th century American life, Appalachian Spring. Plus a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch!

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Thursday, 23 June, 2016 7:30PM

BERNSTEIN & BEYOND Great American Chamber Music

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American music is not one fixed sound or style but a constant conversation. This concert traverses the past 100 years of chamber music all the way through a new generation of composers adding their voices.

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Friday, 24 June, 2016 8:00PM

THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY PLAYS GERSHWIN

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No composer has ever understood the crackling rhythms and sultry swing of city life like George Gershwin. Relax and enjoy a picnic under summer skies at the scenic Marymoor Park and let his dispatches from New York, Havana and Paris transport you to far-off musical hotspots.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet's performance is generously underwritten by The Martine and Dan Drackett Family Foundation.

Please note that the June 26 Marymoor concert is NOT part of the Festival Pass or $25 ticket offer.

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Sunday, 26 June, 2016 4:00PM

Watjen Concert Organ Recital–Demonstration

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Join Resident Organist Joseph Adam for a free organ demonstration recital. Each program throughout the season will offer the listener a chance to hear Mr. Adam perform different selections from the vast organ repertoire highlighting the special nuances, interesting performance practices and stunning acoustics of the Watjen Concert Organ housed in Benaroya Hall.

The program lasts approximately 30 minutes and can be attended in conjunction with a building tour of Benaroya Hall. Individuals or groups of fewer than 10 people who wish to join a building tour do not require reservations and may choose to take an abbreviated tour at noon, or a full tour at 1pm. Please meet your tour guide in front of the Grand Lobby entrance in The Boeing Company Gallery at the corner of Third Avenue and University Street. If your group includes 10 or more people, please call 206.215.4856 at least two weeks in advance to inquire about group availability.

You do not need a reservation in order to attend the Watjen Concert Organ Recital-Demonstrations.

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Monday, 27 June, 2016 12:30PM

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Monday, 1 August, 2016 12:30PM

TRIADIC MEMORIES A Minimalist Masterpiece

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Morton Feldman’s epic piano solo takes you through a 90 minute hypnotic labyrinth. Like the handmade Persian rugs Feldman collected, Triadic Memories weaves simple and tactile threads of sound into a mesmerizing masterpiece.

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Wednesday, 29 June, 2016 7:30PM

THE LIGHT THAT FILLS THE WORLD A Meditation in Sound & Light

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An immersive concert that will sweep you into an exploration of light from the scientific bent of Philip Glass’ The Light, to the rushing light of the Arctic and on to the illuminating agony of Julia Wolfe’s My Beautiful Scream. These musical mystics will pull you into a world of sound and silence, light and dark.

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Thursday, 30 June, 2016 7:30PM