We bring you musical tourism at its most luxurious, with stops at Ibert’s Mediterranean ports of call, Respighi’s beloved Roman fountains and Debussy’s dreamy seascapes. The sensational young pianist Daniil Trifonov follows in the footsteps of Scriabin, a fellow Russian prodigy who created this opulent Piano Concerto at the age of 24.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
Ask the Artist
Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday night concert. Free with ticket purchase
1 hour, 41 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
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.”
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent in the world of classical music since winning First Prize at both the Tchaikovsky and Rubinstein competitions in 2011 at the age of 20. Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, his performances are a perpetual source of awe. When he premiered his own piano concerto in 2013, the Cleveland Plain Dealer marveled: “Even having seen it, one cannot quite believe it. Such is the artistry of pianist-composer Daniil Trifonov.”
Daniil Trifonov’s performances are generously underwritten by Charles and Maria Schweizer through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.