Respighi Pines of Rome

Arguably America’s greatest living composer, John Adams returns to Seattle to conduct his newest violin concerto with violinist Leila Josefowicz. The sonic exploration continues with Respighi’s Pines of Rome, one of the most spectacular displays of orchestral color ever composed.

Read more about John Adams, Leila Josefowicz and the West Coast premiere of Scheherazade.2 in our Beyond the Stage section and check out this video of Adams discussing his work.


Dates and Tickets

  • 17 Mar (Thu) 2016 7:30PM
  • 19 Mar (Sat) 2016 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

1 hour prior to performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.

Ask the Artist

Saturday, March 19, in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby following the concert.

Running time

1 hour, 38 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


John Adams


Composer, conductor, and creative thinker - John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of American music.

Leila Josefowicz


An outstanding champion of contemporary music, Leila Josefowicz is the chosen interpreter of several leading composers including John Adams, Oliver Knussen, Thomas Adès and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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.





John Adams

Scheherazade.2, Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra

Edward Elgar

Military March No. 3 in C minor from Pomp and Circumstance, Op. 39

Ottorino Respighi

Pines of Rome


Respighi PInes of Rome 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.