Grieg Piano Concerto

Ludovic Morlot teams up with the great Marc-André Hamelin for an all-time favorite: Grieg’s captivating Piano Concerto. From the high drama of those gripping first chords to the rollicking energy of the final movement, Grieg’s Piano Concerto is a perennial favorite.  Plus, hear Schumann’s optimistic Symphony No. 2, which radiates with love as a gift to his wife, Clara.  


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Dates and Tickets

  • 23 Apr (Thu) 2015 7:30PM
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  • 25 Apr (Sat) 2015 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

1 hour prior to performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.

Ask the Artist

Directly after the Saturday performance in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

Running time

1 hour, 44 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 15 minutes

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

French conductor Ludovic Morlot is in his fifth season as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. There have been many highlights during his first four seasons in this position, including an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in May 2014, as reported in The New York Times: "The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colours and tremulous energy.”

Marc-André Hamelin

Piano

Born in Montreal and a resident of Boston, Marc-André Hamelin is the recipient of a lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critic’s Association, is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

notes

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audio

Sebastian Currier

Divisions (World Premiere)

Edvard Grieg

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Robert Schumann

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Sponsors

Marc-André Hamelin’s performances are generously underwritten by Douglas F. King through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.

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