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.
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.
1 hour, 44 minutes
1 hour, 15 minutes
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
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.”
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.
Marc-André Hamelin’s performances are generously underwritten by Douglas F. King through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.