Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, his last and largest, earns its “Emperor” nickname with majestic keyboard flourishes and sumptuous orchestral surroundings. Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony jubilantly relives the brilliant sunshine, mystical nights and spirited locals that greeted the young genius on his Grand Tour.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 46 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his fundamental education in Nizhny Novgorod (conducting and piano) then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
“He makes you listen to music as if you are discovering it Eureka!-style: yes, that’s what the composer must have meant.” (Financial Times).
Award-winning pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet enjoys a prolific recording and international concert career and regularly works with orchestras such as The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and NHK Symphony orchestras, and collaborates with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vladimir Jurowski, Gianandrea Noseda, François-Xavier Roth, Charles Dutoit, Gábor Takács-Nagy and Sir Andrew Davis amongst others.
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.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s performances are generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck.