Join us for a dazzling evening of Schumann, Elgar and more! Members of our exceptional horn section step into the spotlight with Robert Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns. The orchestra follows up with Elgar's Serenade for Strings under the baton of guest conductor Farkhad Khudyev, winner of the Gold Medal “Beethoven 250” Special Prize at the 1st International Arthur Nikisch Conducting Competition.
Described by the critics as “magician on the podium” (Performing Arts Monterey Bay), with “the ability to connect with invisible worlds and to bring them alive in the music” (Herald), Farkhad Khudyev, has been recognized by the government of the United States as an Artist of Extraordinary Ability.
Australian horn player Jenna Breen began her musical education aged 9 on the flute, a year later taking up her now preferred instrument, the French horn. Throughout her school years she developed her love for music through participation in various youth and community ensembles, always wanting to pursue a career in this field.
Jeffrey Fair has been the Principal Horn (The Charles Simonyi Chair) of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since February 2013 and a member of the Orchestra since 2003.
Prior to becoming a member of the Seattle Symphony, John Turman was awarded the position of principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2015.
Praised by The New York Times for her fearless and seductive playing, Seattle native Danielle Kuhlmann returns home to join the Seattle Symphony after a three-year tenure with the San Diego Symphony.
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. Jeffrey Fair’s position is generously underwritten as the Charles Simonyi Principal Horn.