Mozart Symphony No. 40

Behold a magical world of romance and heartbreak, inspired by ancient legends and love stories. Marc-André Dalbavie continues in that same French tradition of saturated colors tinged with historic resonance. There may not be a story attached to it, but Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 — an epic creation in the stormy key of G minor — is as dramatic as any tale ever told on a stage.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 18 Apr (Thu) 2019 7:30PM
  • 20 Apr (Sat) 2019 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

1 hour, 36 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


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.”

Demarre McGill


A native of Chicago, former Seattle Symphony Principal Flute Demarre McGill returns following posts as Principal Flute at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Acting Principal Flute at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

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.





Claude Debussy & Joël-François Durand

Préludes (World Premiere)

Maurice Ravel

Ma Mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”) Suite

Marc-André Dalbavie

Flute Concerto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550


Demarre McGill’s performance is generously supported by David and Shelley Hovind through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artist Circle