Enigma Variations

Musical imagination runs wild in Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Brahms’ Tragic Overture, two powerful expressions of private thoughts. Bartók’s First Piano Concerto, with its scintillating folksongs and nocturnal mysteries, shimmers like a Hungarian hall of mirrors in Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s hands.


Dates and Tickets

  • 5 Oct (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
  • 7 Oct (Sat) 2017 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

1 hour, 27 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


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.”

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet


Highlights of Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s 2014/15 season include a Royal Festival Hall concert and US tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski.

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.





Johannes Brahms

Tragic Overture

Béla Bartók

Piano Concerto No. 1

Edward Elgar

Enigma Variations


Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James & Sherry Raisbeck.

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