Ravel & Schubert

Charming melodies abound in chamber music from Ravel and Poulenc, highlighting the effortless beauty that unites French artists across generations. Schubert’s sweeping String Quintet shows a precocious songwriter applying his talents on a grand scale.


Dates and Tickets

  • 10 Nov (Fri) 2017 8:00PM

Running time

2 hours

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall


Kenneth Tarver


Kenneth Tarver is considered to be one of the outstanding belcanto tenore di grazia of his generation, acknowledged for his beauty of tone, virtuosic technique, extensive and even vocal range, coupled with an attractive and elegant stage presence.

Jeffrey Barker


A Seattle native, Jeffrey Barker is beginning his new position as Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony in the 2015–2016 season.

John Turman


Prior to becoming a member of the Seattle Symphony, John Turman was awarded the position of principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2015.

Alexander White


Alexander White returns to the Seattle Symphony as Third/Assistant Principal Trumpet after being Principal Trumpet of the Malaysian Philharmonic for their 2014–2015 season.

David Lawrence Ritt


David Ritt is originally from Long Island, New York. He attended the Eastman School of Music, and played briefly in the orchestras of Singapore and Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Natasha Bazhanov


Born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, Natasha Bazhanov began playing violin at the age of 5.

Artur Girsky

Second Violin

Born in Riga, Latvia, into a family of violinists, Artur Girsky began playing violin at age 5.

Cordula Merks

First Violin

German violinist Cordula Merks joined the first violin section of the Seattle Symphony in May of 2011.

Sayaka Kokubo


Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kokubo joined the Seattle Symphony in 2007.

Efe Baltacıgil


Principal Cello of the Seattle Symphony since fall 2011, Baltacıgil was previously Associate Principal Cello of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2003.

Meeka Quan DiLorenzo


Before joining the Seattle Symphony in 2009, Assistant Principal Cello Meeka Quan DiLorenzo held the title of Associate Principal Cello of the Utah Symphony for five seasons.

Walter Gray


Walter Gray has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Far East and Europe, including performances in Moscow, Odessa, Zagreb, Seoul and Tokyo.

Joseph Adam


Joseph Adam is Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. He has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle since 1993.

Timothy Garland

First Violin

Timothy Garland has been a member of the Seattle Symphony first violin section since 2005, and was previously a member of the Houston Symphony first violin section. He has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Detroit Symphony and has been guest leader with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Carlin Ma


Seeking means of discovery and expression, Carlin Ma has dedicated her life to music and the arts, including solo piano, chamber music, photography, and multidisciplinary projects. As a pianist, she has performed for audiences at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, Ravinia Festival and Lübeck Musik Hochschule for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.





Francis Poulenc

Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone

György Ligeti

Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano

Maurice Ravel

Chansons madécasses

Franz Schubert

String Quintet in C major