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National Geographic Live — Into the Arctic Kingdom

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His multi-year quest to document the Arctic took photographer Florian Schulz to the ends of the Earth. He camped for weeks in jarring winter conditions, accompanied traditional Inuit hunters and sailed the arctic waters, all to get an intimate look at life in the Arctic. There, he tracked families of polar bears, followed the vast caribou herds and captured the Northern Lights in stunning detail. Through breathtaking imagery, the National Geographic photographer takes audiences on a legendary journey into the Arctic kingdom — with a special focus on the Arctic Refuge, one of the world's last great wilderness areas.

This event is presented by the Seattle Symphony.

Photo credit: Florian Schulz

Presenting Sponsor: The Great Courses
Media Partner: KCTS 9
Hotel Partner: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

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Monday, 23 October, 2017 7:30PM

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Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 7:30PM

Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

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Prokofiev’s most popular and vital piano concerto is well suited for the brilliant young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, while Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony brings a dark irony to his world.

Note: the Saturday night subscription concert takes place on Sunday, October 29, at 2pm.

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Thursday, 26 October, 2017 7:30PM

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Sunday, 29 October, 2017 2:00PM

Vivaldi Four Seasons

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Only Dmitry Sinkovsky, hailed as “fiery and agile” by The Seattle Times, can leap from a revenge aria showcasing his steely countertenor voice to the violin wizardry of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. He shares the spotlight with Seattle Symphony members in a spirited Concerto Grosso.

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Friday, 27 October, 2017 12:00PM

Live @ Benaroya Hall: Tommy Caldwell

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This lecture has been canceled. Current ticket holders will be contacted.

Legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell chronicles his evolution as a climber in the engrossing memoir, The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits. This dramatic, inspiring memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of his sport. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident.

Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face — the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father.

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Saturday, 28 October, 2017 8:00PM

Creating S-Town: A New Way to Tell a Story with Brian Reed

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Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the podcast S-Town. S-Town is part of Serial Productions, a production company from Serial and This American Life. In his talk, Brian walks his audience through the process of how he and his collaborators developed an entirely new kind of storytelling, taking techniques from literature and merging them with journalism in ways that hadn’t been done before. Using audio outtakes and reporting details that never made it into the final version, Brian reveals how his team invented this groundbreaking new way of telling a story. S-Town broke podcast records by reaching 40 million downloads in its first month. Rigorously reported and entirely true, S-Town is the first podcast that feels like reading a masterful novel.

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Sunday, 29 October, 2017 7:30PM

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