Morlot Conducts Strauss

Richard Strauss’ epic tone poem celebrates an unlikely hero: himself. After Pulitzer and Grammy wins (plus an Oscar nomination), American composer David Lang marks a new milestone with his first symphony, respectfully flipping Strauss’ priorities.


Dates and Tickets

  • 8 Feb (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
  • 10 Feb (Sat) 2018 8:00PM

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


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.”

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.





David Lang

symphony without a hero (World Premiere)

Richard Strauss

Ein Heldenleben


The commission by David Lang is generously underwritten by the Lynn and Brian Grant Family.