The Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble brings a scintillating blend of folk traditions and extended techniques to two wild works by contemporary Russian composers. In the elegant Octet, Stravinsky animates an artful sound that came to him in a dream.
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.”
The Dmitry Pokrovsky Ensemble was founded by prominent musician, scientist and researcher of Russian national culture Dmitry Pokrovsky (1944-1996) in Moscow in 1973 as a «living laboratory» for the study of different Russian folk traditions. The Ensemble had been performing modern music, working together with many modern composers and at the same time having classical compositions in its repertoire.
Bassoonist and composer Seth Krimsky has been with the Seattle Symphony since 1986, and was appointed Principal Bassoon in 1990.
Over more than 20 seasons with the Seattle Symphony, bassoonist Paul Rafanelli has performed frequently on the orchestra’s Chamber series.
A native of Philadelphia, Christopher Stingle joins the Seattle Symphony as second trumpet after performing eight seasons with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as the Assistant Principal Trumpet and four seasons with the Santa Fe Opera as Principal trumpet.
Alexander White returns to the Seattle Symphony as Third/Assistant Principal Trumpet after being Principal Trumpet of the Malaysian Philharmonic for their 2014–2015 season.
David Ritt is originally from Long Island, New York. He attended the Eastman School of Music, and played briefly in the orchestras of Singapore and Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Ko-ichiro Yamamoto is Principal Trombone of the Seattle Symphony and the Saito-Kinen Orchestra, and is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Music.
[untitled] is generously supported by the Judith Fong Music Director’s Fund.