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Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio challenge the boundaries of musical possibility in two works of daring virtuosity. Boulez’s Sur incises is a riot of color, filled with spectacular energy and drama. Berio’s more introspective Circles reaches for new heights of expression, uniting sound and gesture into music of enigmatic beauty.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 22 Mar (Fri) 2019 10:00PM
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Running time

1 hour, 2 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby - 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.”

Maria Männistö

Soprano

Maria Männistö, “one of the most hauntingly beautiful voices I have heard in years,” (Seattle Times), moves comfortably among a wide range of musical styles to international acclaim. 

Matthew Decker

Timpani-Percussion

Matthew Decker begins his position as Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist in the Seattle Symphony in the 2016–2017 season. Before joining the Seattle Symphony Decker spent two seasons as the Assistant Principal Percussionist of the North Carolina Symphony.

Michael Allen Harrison

Piano

Michael Allen Harrison delivers music to the heart. His classical contemporary style carves a distinct niche of timeless music that has connected with thousands throughout his three-decade career.

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon

Harp

Valerie Muzzolini Gordon is Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony, a position she has held since the age of 23.

Program

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Luciano Berio

Circles

Pierre Boulez

Sur incises

Sponsors

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