One of the world’s great orchestras makes its Benaroya Hall debut, performing one of the 20th century’s iconic symphonies: Shostakovich’s powerful and triumphant Symphony No. 5. With the sensational Yuja Wang in Gershwin’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in F and Michael Tilson Thomas on the podium, this concert promises to be one of the great nights on Seattle’s 2015 classical music calendar.
Michael Tilson Thomas is Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, Founder and Artistic Director of the New World Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Yuja Wang is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation.
The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras. Since its formation in 1904, it has always attracted excellent players from all over the world, many of whom have flourishing solo, chamber music and teaching careers alongside their orchestral work.
The London Symphony Orchestra’s performance is generously underwritten by Martin Selig and Catherine Mayer through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle. Additional support is provided by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur.