Scheherazade.2 Untuxed

Arguably America’s greatest living composer, John Adams returns to Seattle to conduct his newest violin concerto with violinist Leila Josefowicz. This shorter, no-intermission Untuxed concert presents a low-stress way to begin your weekend.

Read more about John Adams, Leila Josefowicz and the West Coast premiere of Scheherazade.2 in our Beyond the Stage section.


Dates and Tickets

  • 18 Mar (Fri) 2016 7:00PM

Running time

57 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.

Jonathan Green


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.





Edward Elgar

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

John Adams

Scheherazade.2, Dramatic Symphony for Violin and Orchestra


Scheherazade.2 Untuxed 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.