Seattle Symphony musicians take center stage in this elegant program. Resident organist Joseph Adam shows off the majesty of Benaroya Hall’s Watjen Concert Organ with Handel's Organ Concerto in F major, “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale.” A pair of cellos take a turn in the spotlight with Vivaldi’s sprightly Concerto for Two Cellos. And the lyrical qualities of the strings are showcased in Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, which radiates joy from beginning to end.
Praised for her "attention to orchestral colors" (OperaWire) and ability to create "lightning changes in tempo, meter and effect" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Lina González-Granados has firmly established herself locally and abroad as a talented conductor of opera, classical, and contemporary music.
Cellist Nathan Chan made his musical debut at age 3 conducting the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic and the Albany Symphony, among others. In 2015 Chan was a chosen artist for Fondation Louis Vuitton's Classe d'Excellence du Violoncelle with renowned cellist Gautier Capuçon. Nathan earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and has a growing internet presence with over 6.1 million views. Nathan studied with Richard Aaron at The Juilliard School, where he recently earned his Master of Music.
Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14.
Joseph Adam is Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. He has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle since 1993.
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.
Seattle Symphony Live is generously sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun.