Gershwin & Beethoven

“[JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET] HAS THE RARE ABILITY TO MAKE LISTENERS RECONSIDER REPERTOIRE AND HEAR THE MUSIC IN A NEW WAY …” — THE SEATTLE TIMES

Artist in Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet brings the vim and vigor of 1920s New York City to Benaroya Hall with Gershwin’s jazzy Concerto in F. Music Director Morlot leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet will be signing CDs at intermission in the Grand Lobby.

Music Director Ludovic Morlot will be on hand after Saturday (June 11) night’s concert to sign our newest Seattle Symphony Media release Debussy & Stravinsky.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

  • 9 Jun (Thu) 2016 7:30PM
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  • 10 Jun (Fri) 2016 12:00PM
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  • 11 Jun (Sat) 2016 8:00PM
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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, 46 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 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.”

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Piano

Artist in residence, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is considered one of the best pianists in the world, and has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess.

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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video

audio

Anna Clyne

This Midnight Hour (U.S. Premiere)

George Gershwin

Concerto in F

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 7

Sponsors

Thursday, June 9 performance sponsored by Wells Fargo

Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s performances are generously underwritten by Sheila B. Noonan and Peter M. Hartley through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle. Gershwin & Beethoven is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. New Music WORKS features commissions, concerts and educational activities that use composition as a catalyst for collaboration and engagement in music.