As a follow up to the thrilling Sibelius Festival in 2015, Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard brings his unique insights into Sibelius’ world with Kullervo, an adventurous saga derived from Finnish folk mythology. When the young Sibelius embraced his national identity, he raised new hope and pride in Finland while forever altering the course of symphonic music.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 13 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as its Principal Conductor from 2004–2011.
Her “lovely and pure soprano” (The Seattle Times), impeccable pitch and ability to master difficult works have made Maria Männistö a sought-after performer of new music in the Seattle area.
Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and opera. An established recitalist, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia, Rheingau and Oxford Lieder festivals, deSingel Antwerp, Heidelberger Frühling, and with Graham Johnson at the KlavierFestival Ruhr.
The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble.
Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Mel and Leena Sturman.