Tyshawn Sorey’s effortless mastery and extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work are on full display in his new piece for Cello and Orchestra, featuring cellist Seth Parker Woods. It’s paired with Beethoven’s dazzling Second Symphony, a pivotal work that blazed a path to glory for the young composer, and the exhilarating Symphony No. 7 which celebrates relentless, infectious rhythms.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 51 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.
Musical America’s “Artist of the Month: October 2017” and Strings Magazine cover artist, Seth Parker Woods has established himself as an in-demand soloist and chamber musician both in the Unitied States and throughout Europe and Asia. A fierce advocate for contemporary music and interdisciplinary arts, his collaborators have included: Basel Ballet, Berlin Staatsballet, Ictus Ensemble, Lucerne Festival, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Tate Modern, members of the Vermeer and Avalon quartets, Vanessa Beecroft, and Adam Pendleton.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Seth Parker Woods’ performances are generously underwritten by the Children Count Foundation. Thomas Dausgaard’s performance sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun.