Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade & Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Let your imagination run wild with picturesque music about enchanted lakes, mythical rivers and the voyages of Sinbad, as a wily queen saves her life by telling her new husband stories in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is heroic in its own right, basking in luscious melodies and vulnerable, heartfelt sentiments. Both pieces are twinned in this all-Russian program featuring Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich.

The Seattle Symphony’s recording of Dutilleux’s Violin Concerto, L’arbre des songes, with violinist Augustin Hadelich won a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.


Dates and Tickets

  • 24 Mar (Thu) 2016 7:30PM
  • 25 Mar (Fri) 2016 12:00PM
  • 26 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

Thursday, March 24, in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby following the concert.

Running time

1 hour, 51 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Jesús López-Cobos


Spanish-born Jesus Lopez-Cobos completed a seven-year tenure as Music Director of the Teatro Real in Madrid in 2010.

Augustin Hadelich


Continuing to astonish audiences with his phenomenal technique, poetic sensitivity, and gorgeous tone, Augustin Hadelich has established himself as one of the most sought-after violinists of his generation. 

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.





Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

Summer Night in Madrid

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov



Performance sponsored by Seattle Symphony GiveBIG supporters. Augustin Hadelich’s performances are generously underwritten by Muriel Van Housen and Tom McQuaid through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.