STAGE & SCREEN From Appalachian Spring to the Red Violin

From stage to screen to concert hall, these giants of American music transcended borders and created the music we know and love. Emotions run deep in music from Schindler’s List, The Red Violin and Copland’s portrayal of 19th century American life, Appalachian Spring. Plus a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch!

Tuning Up

Dates and Tickets

  • 23 Jun (Thu) 2016 7:30PM

Running time

1 hour, 39 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 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.”

Philippe Quint


Lauded by Daily Telegraph(UK) for his “searingly poetic lyricism” violinist Philippe Quint is carving an unconventional path with his impassioned musical desire for reimagining traditional works, rediscovering neglected repertoire to commissioning works by contemporary composers. Whether with his Tango Band the Quint Quintet or a most recent journey with a Jazz Trio, his dedication to exploring different styles and genres with an award winning discography has solidified him as one of the foremost violinists of today.

Evelyn Kocak


Originally from Syracuse, NY, Evelyn Kocak studied for three years at The School of American Ballet before joining New York City Ballet as an apprentice in 2004. With Pennsylvania Ballet, she has performed many featured roles. She originated roles in Matthew Neenan's Beside them, they dwell and Trey McIntyre’s The Accidental. 

Matthew Prescott


Working as a freelancer, Matthew has worked and performed with Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theater, Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Ballet NY, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Amanda Miller, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, The Alabama Ballet, Armitage Gone! Dance, BalletX, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Morphoses the Wheeldon Company, and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Daniel Mantei


Mantei's work plays "entrancingly with gravity-- ingeniously stealing it from the physical dimension and infusing it into the emotional realm."  Mantei, a member of the corps de ballet at American Ballet Theatre, created Armaments, Tolling Bells, and Stare Decisis for ABT.  He has also created works for Columbia Ballet Collaborative, New York Theatre Ballet, and The Ensemble for the Romantic Century.

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.






Divertimento for Orchestra

Florence Price

Dances in the Canebrakes


Suite from Appalachian Spring


Chaconne from Red Violin


Main Titled Theme from “Schindler’s List”

Marvin Hamlisch

A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration


Tuning Up! is made possible by a generous gift from Judith Fong Music Director's Fund.

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