Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7

Prepare to be dazzled by the Second Symphony, a pivotal work that blazed a path to glory for young Beethoven. Then Music Director Thomas Dausgaard leads the orchestra in Beethoven’s exhilarating Symphony No. 7 which celebrates relentless, infectious rhythms.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 12 Jun (Fri) 2020 12:00PM
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  • 14 Jun (Sun) 2020 2:00PM
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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, 51 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

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.

Seth Parker Woods

Cello

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.

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.

Sponsors

Thomas Dausgaard’s performance sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun.