Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Exuberant and uplifting – Mozart’s final symphony never fails to inspire. Then, hear why The Washington Post puts Alexander Melnikov among “the most elite pianists today” when he takes on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 22 Oct (Thu) 2015 7:30PM
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  • 25 Oct (Sun) 2015 2:00PM
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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

Thursday, October 22, in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby following the concert.

Running time

1 hour, 51 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won two Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in the The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”

Alexander Melnikov

Piano

Alexander Melnikov graduated from the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Naumov.

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

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Igor Stravinsky

Symphony in C

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”

Sponsors

Alexander Melnikov’s performances are generously underwritten by Ilene and Elwood Hertzog through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.