Berlioz’s Requiem shakes the earth below and soars to the heavens above, all while surrounding us with a profusion of orchestral and choral colors. This glorious work unites the spiritual and physical aspects of sound like nothing else in music.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
Ask the Artist
Ask the Artist to follow the Saturday night concert. Free with ticket purchase
1 hour, 22 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
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.”
Kenneth Tarver is considered to be one of the outstanding belcanto tenore di grazia of his generation, acknowledged for his beauty of tone, virtuosic technique, extensive and even vocal range, coupled with an attractive and elegant stage presence.
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.
Seattle Pro Musica is a critically acclaimed choral organization comprised of four performing ensembles.
Berlioz Requiem is generously underwritten by Barney and Rebecca Ebsworth, in memory of Muriel Mueller.