Fauré Requiem

The Seattle Symphony and Chorale deliver the shimmering and luminous beauty of Fauré’s Requiem, a masterpiece of utter serenity.

UPDATE: For the Saturday and Sunday performances, Ravel’s scintillating La valse will replace Messiaen’s Poèmes pour Mi.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 3 Dec (Thu) 2015 7:30PM
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  • 5 Dec (Sat) 2015 8:00PM
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  • 6 Dec (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.

Running time

1 hour, 20 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance

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.”

Nicolas Cavallier

Bass-Baritone

Nicolas Cavallier made his singing studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music and at the National Opera Studio.

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon

Harp

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon is Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony, a position she has held since the age of 23.

Cyndia Sieden

Soprano

American soprano Cyndia Sieden moves easily among the Baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary repertoires to worldwide acclaim. In addition, her performances and recordings of his works affirm her status as one of the sovereign Mozart interpreters of the present day.

Seattle Symphony Chorale

The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.

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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Claude Debussy

Danses sacrée et profane

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem

Maurice Ravel

La valse

Sponsors

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon’s performances are generously underwritten by Sue and Robert Collett through the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Musicians Circle. Nicholas Cavallier’s performances are generously underwritten by Dana and Ned Laird through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle. Performances of the Fauré Requiem are sponsored by the Nesholm Family Foundation.