Sibelius Symphony No. 2

From Sibelius’ Mediterranean nymphs to Britten’s North Sea fishermen, these aquatic scenes capture the wonder of open water. In the Second Symphony, we encounter a distinctly Finnish musical world with its gorgeous melodies and haunting nationalistic atmosphere that earned Sibelius a place on the world stage.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

  • 22 Mar (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
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  • 24 Mar (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
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  • 25 Mar (Sun) 2018 2:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 38 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

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

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.

Program

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audio

Jean Sibelius

The Oceanides

Benjamin Britten

Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 2

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