Debussy La Mer

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.


Dates and Tickets

  • 19 Apr (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
  • 21 Apr (Sat) 2018 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

1 hour, 41 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.”

Daniil Trifonov


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.”

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.





Jacques Ibert


Alexander Scriabin

Piano Concerto

Ottorino Respighi

Fountains of Rome

Claude Debussy

La Mer ("The Sea")


Daniil Trifonov’s performances are generously underwritten by Charles and Maria Schweizer through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.

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