Brahms Symphony No. 1

Experience vivid music that spans two centuries in this stunning program led by Music Director Ludovic Morlot. Anchored by Brahms’ heartfelt First Symphony – a labor of love that took Brahms more than two decades to compose – this program also features the U.S. Premiere of Julian Anderson’s crackling poem for violin and orchestra, a Seattle Symphony co-commission.

Ask the Artist on Thursday, June 11, with Ludovic Morlot, Julian Anderson and Carolin Widmann. Morlot will sign CDs after the concert on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14.


Dates and Tickets

  • 11 Jun (Thu) 2015 7:30PM
  • 13 Jun (Sat) 2015 8:00PM
  • 14 Jun (Sun) 2015 2:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

1 hour prior to performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 52 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Among the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra have won three Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”

Carolin Widmann


Violinist Carolin Widmann was born in Munich and studied with Igor Ozim in Cologne, Michèle Auclair in Boston and David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

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.





Ludwig van Beethoven

Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Julian Anderson

Poem for Violin and Orchestra

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68


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