Gidon Kremer Schumann Violin Concerto

One of the world’s truly great violinists makes a rare visit to perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto, a work of angelic beauty. Music Director Ludovic Morlot leads Mendelssohn’s ode to Italy.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 12 Oct (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
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  • 14 Oct (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

1 hour, 29 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

Following eight years as Music Director, Ludovic Morlot is now Conductor Emeritus of the Seattle Symphony. Morlot’s innovative programming encompassed not only his choice of repertoire, but theatrical productions and performances outside the traditional concert hall space.Under Morlot’s baton, 19 recordings were released under the Seattle Symphony Media label, the orchestra received five Grammy Awards, and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year.

Gidon Kremer

Violin

Among the handful of the world’s leading violinists, Gidon Kremer has perhaps pursued the most unconventional career. Over the course of his distinguished career, he has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and North America, collaborating with today’s foremost conductors.

Seattle Symphony

Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.

Program

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Felix Mendelssohn

Sinfonia No. 10

Robert Schumann

Violin Concerto

Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 4, "Italian"

Sponsors

Gidon Kremer’s performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle.

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