Sibelius Kullervo

As a follow up to the thrilling Sibelius Festival in 2015, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings his unique insights into Sibelius’ world with Kullervo, an adventurous saga derived from Finnish folk mythology. When the young Sibelius embraced his national identity, he raised new hope and pride in Finland while forever altering the course of symphonic music.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

  • 31 May (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
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  • 2 Jun (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
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  • 3 Jun (Sun) 2018 2:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 13 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as its Principal Conductor from 2004–2011.

Maria Männistö

Soprano

Her “lovely and pure soprano” (The Seattle Times), impeccable pitch and ability to master difficult works have made Maria Männistö a sought-after performer of new music in the Seattle area.

Benjamin Appl

Baritone

Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera. An established recitalist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia, Rheingau and Oxford Lieder festivals, deSingel Antwerp, Heidelberger Frühling, and with Graham Johnson at the KlavierFestival Ruhr.

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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video

audio

Jean Sibelius

Kullervo

Sponsors

Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Mel and Leena Sturman.

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