Mahler Symphony No. 1

In his opening concert of the Delta Masterworks Season, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard sets an exhilarating course with Mahler’s universal First Symphony. Brahms’ piano concertos are on a scale larger than even some of his symphonies, and Yefim Bronfman explores the full dynamic range of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, from the jubilant scherzo to the graceful finale. The lively Flounce by the Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski opens the evening.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 19 Sep (Thu) 2019 7:30PM
  • 20 Sep (Fri) 2019 12:00PM
  • 21 Sep (Sat) 2019 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

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

Running time

2 hours, 5 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


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.

Yefim Bronfman


Internationally recognized as one of today's most acclaimed and admired pianists, Yefim Bronfman stands among a handful of artists regularly sought by festivals, orchestras, conductors and recital series. His commanding technique, power and exceptional lyrical gifts are consistently acknowledged by the press and audiences alike.

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.


Yefim Bronfman’s performances are generously underwritten by Mel and Leena Sturman. Thomas Dausgaard’s performance sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun.

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