TUNING UP! Rhapsody in Red, White & Blue

These daring composers captured the essence of their homeland: the jazz and ragtime, the patriotic songs and quirky tunes, and even noisiest city streets. Come experience the full musical spectrum of this American rhapsody!

Tuning Up

Dates and Tickets

  • 17 Jun (Fri) 2016 8:00PM
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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 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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EDGARD VARÈSE

Tuning Up

CHARLES IVES

Orchestral Set No. 2

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Derek Bermel

Elixir

JOHN ADAMS

My Father Knew Charles Ives

Duke Ellington

Harlem

Sponsors

Tuning Up! is made possible by a generous gift from Judith Fong Music Director's Fund. Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s performance is generously underwritten by The Martine and Dan Drackett Family Foundation.

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