Opening Night Concert and Gala

Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano
Julian Schwarz, cello
Northwest Boychoir
Ladies of Vocalpoint! Seattle
Seattle Girls' Choir
Northwest Girlchoir

Gerard Schwarz: The Human Spirit
     {World Premiere, Version for Orchestra}
Samuel Jones: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
    {World Premiere}
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    ("Songs of a Wayfarer")
R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite download audio sample

The 2010/11 season marks Gerard Schwarz's final season as Music Director of Seattle Symphony. Join us for a spectacular program featuring Schwarz's own The Human Spirit.

» Program Notes

Press Releases:

August 25, 2010

The world premiere on this concert is part of the Gund/Simonyi Farewell Commissions, 18 new works which honor Maestro Schwarz’s Farewell Season as Music Director of Seattle Symphony. Special-purchase Gala tickets include cocktails, dinner, dancing and champagne intermission. Call the Special Events Department at 206.215.4834 to reserve Gala tickets.

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Performance Dates
Sep. 11, 2010 7:00 PM 

*All concerts are held in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium unless otherwise noted.