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. Fan favorite Inon Barnaton joins the symphony for a rousing performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

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

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

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.”

Inon Barnatan

Piano

Born in Tel Aviv in 1979, Inon Barnatan is a passionate advocate for contemporary music and he has premiered works by Matthias Pintscher, Sebastian Currier and Avner Dorman.

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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video

audio

Jacques Ibert

Escales

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major

Ottorino Respighi

Fountains of Rome

Claude Debussy

La Mer ("The Sea")

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