Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2

The bravest artists are willing to stretch and scrabble toward truth and greatness. Brahms, in his First Symphony, crafts an ode to personal freedom, lifting his heavy burden of history and self-doubt. Bartók peers unflinchingly at the seedy underbelly of life in The Miraculous Mandarin, his outrageously colorful story of seduction and treachery. Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova brings total commitment to the music she plays. “The more I know about life,” she declared, “the more I feel, the more I can express.” She directs that awareness toward the clean, austere beauty of Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 1 Nov (Thu) 2018 7:30PM
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  • 2 Nov (Fri) 2018 12:00PM
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  • 3 Nov (Sat) 2018 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, 53 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.”

Alina Ibragimova

Violin

Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of the younger generation.

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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Béla Bartók

Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Dmitri Shostakovich

Violin Concerto No. 2

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Sponsors

Alina Ibragimova's performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte through the Seattle Symphony's Guest Artists Circle.