Beethoven "Emperor" Concerto

Jeremy Denk, one of America’s foremost pianists, performs Beethoven’s monumental “Emperor” Concerto, a work that represents a visionary composer with the insight and inspiration to understand his world and shape its future. In Sibelius’ Second Symphony, we encounter a distinctly Finnish musical world with its gorgeous melodies and haunting nationalistic atmosphere that earned Sibelius a place on the world stage.

Masterworks

Dates and Tickets

  • 30 Mar (Fri) 2018 12:00PM
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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, 42 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.”

Jeremy Denk

Piano

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists – an artist The New York Times hails as someone "you want to hear no matter what he performs." Denk is known for his original and insightful writing on music, which Alex Ross praises for its “arresting sensitivity and wit.” The pianist’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New RepublicThe Guardian, and on the front page of the New York Times Book Review

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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Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 2

Sponsors

Jeremy Denk’s performances are generously underwritten by Dr. Susan Detweiler in memory of Dr. Alexander Clowes.