Berlioz Requiem

Berlioz’s Requiem shakes the earth below and soars to the heavens above, all while surrounding us with a profusion of orchestral and choral colors. This glorious work unites the spiritual and physical aspects of sound like nothing else in music.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 9 Nov (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
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  • 11 Nov (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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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.”

Kenneth Tarver

Tenor

Kenneth Tarver is considered to be one of the outstanding belcanto tenore di grazia of his generation, acknowledged for his beauty of tone, virtuosic technique, extensive and even vocal range, coupled with an attractive and elegant stage presence.

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 Pro Musica

Vocals

Seattle Pro Musica is a critically acclaimed choral organization comprised of four performing ensembles. 

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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Hector Berlioz

Requiem

Sponsors

This concert is generously underwritten by Barney Ebsworth and Rebecca Layman-Amato.