Witness the latest world premiere from international sound sculptor and Seattle Symphony Music Alive Composer in Residence Trimpin at the final [untitled] of the season. Featuring a piano that can be played and conducted without being touched, suspended chimes, a wandering soprano and strategically placed Symphony musicians, this is a never-to-be-recreated experience you won’t want to miss. 

If that weren’t enough, we'll also celebrate the 100th birthday of the late American composer George Perle with a work reflecting his genius for creating small beautiful sound worlds that in the worlds of his biographer “…dance with wonderful elegance one moment, coming to a sudden halt the next, rich harmonies which seem to have an internal logic and consistency all their own, unlike that of any other music."

Trimpin with the Seattle Symphony is made possible through Music Alive, a residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. This national program is designed to provide orchestras with resources and tools to support their presentation of new music to the public and build support for new music within their institutions. Funding for Music Alive is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund.

Dates and Tickets

  • 1 May (Fri) 2015 10:00PM

Running time

1 hour

Doors open

1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance


Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


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.”

Michael Brown


The New York Times declared Michael Brown “a young piano visionary” and “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers.”

Jessika Kenney


A composer/singer who does not fear untraveled paths, Jessika Kenney is appreciated by multiple audiences for the vastly different musical forms she has integrated into a distinct style.





George Perle

Molto Adagio

George Perle

Critical Moments (No. 1)

George Perle

Serenade No. 3


Above, Below, and In Between (World Premiere)


Trimpin is supported by Dorrit and Grant Saviers through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle. Additional support for Trimpin is provided by Susan Shanbrom Krabbe and Moe Krabbe.

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