SPELLBOUND The Theremin Returns

The theremin has become the quintessential sound of science fiction, aliens and all things eerie. Witness a true virtuoso, trained by inventor Léon Theremin himself, work her wizardry on an electronic instrument that sings and swoops without any physical contact.

Tuning Up

Dates and Tickets

  • 20 Jun (Mon) 2016 7:30PM
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Running time

1 hour, 37 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Lydia Kavina

Theremin

Lydia Kavina is one of the leading performing musicians on the theremin. Lydia began studying the theremin at the age of 9 under the direction of  Léon Theremin, who was first cousin of her grandfather.  Five years later she was ready to give her first  theremin concert, which marked the beginning of her musical career that has so far led to more than a thousand concerts and theatre, radio and television performances of classic and contemporary music, throughout the world.

Jeffrey Barker

Flute

A Seattle native, Jeffrey Barker is beginning his new position as Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony in the 2015–2016 season.

Mary Lynch

Oboe

Mary Lynch joined the Seattle Symphony as Principal Oboe in 2014. She previously held the position of Second Oboe with The Cleveland Orchestra and has toured internationally with both The Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Benjamin Lulich

Clarinet

Benjamin Lulich is the newly appointed Principal Clarinet of the Seattle Symphony.

Seth Krimsky

Bassoon

Bassoonist and composer Seth Krimsky has been with the Seattle Symphony since 1986, and was appointed Principal Bassoon in 1990. 

Natasha Bazhanov

Second Violin

Born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Natasha Bazhanov began playing violin at the age of 5. 

Mikhail Shmidt

First Violin

Born in Moscow, Russia, Mikhail Shmidt began his musical education at age 5 and won the Concertino Prague at age 14.

Artur Girsky

Second Violin

Born in Riga, Latvia, into a family of violinists, Artur Girsky began playing violin at age 5.

Eric Han

Cello

Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14.

Jonathan Green

Bass

Cristina Valdés

Piano

Committed to both contemporary and standard repertoire, Cristina Valdés is known for presenting innovative concerts with repertoire ranging from Bach to Xenakis.

Jonathan Karschney

Horn

Jonathan Karschney continues with the Seattle Symphony as Assistant Principal Horn, a position he has held on temporary contract from 2010–2015.

Program

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video

audio

JOHN HARBISON

Wind Quintet

Edgard Varèse

Density 21.5 arranged for theremin solo

CHRISTIAN WOLFF

Exercise 28 for Theremin, French horn, Violin and Double bass

Daniel Roumain

Filter

Anis Fuleihan

Concerto for Theremin

MIKLOS RÓSZA

Spellbound Concerto

BERNARD HERRMANN

The Day the Earth Stood Still

HOWARD SHORE

Ed Wood

Danny Elfman

Main Title from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Danny Elfman

Mars Attacks!

Sponsors

Tuning Up! is made possible by a generous gift from Judith Fong Music Director's Fund.

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