THE SEATTLE SYMPHONY PLAYS GERSHWIN

No composer has ever understood the crackling rhythms and sultry swing of city life like George Gershwin. Relax and enjoy a picnic under summer skies at the scenic Marymoor Park and let his dispatches from New York, Havana and Paris transport you to far-off musical hotspots.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet's performance is generously underwritten by The Martine and Dan Drackett Family Foundation.

Please note that the June 26 Marymoor concert is NOT part of the Festival Pass or $25 ticket offer.

Tuning Up

Dates and Tickets

  • 26 Jun (Sun) 2016 4:00PM
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Running time

1 hour, 15 minutes

Location

Marymoor Park

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

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.”

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Piano

Artist in residence, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is considered one of the best pianists in the world, and has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess.

Program

notes

video

audio

George Gershwin

Cuban Overture

George Gershwin

An American in Paris

George Gershwin

Strike Up the Band/ Ed. F. Campbell-Watson

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

George Gershwin

I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra/Revised William C. Schoenfeld

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