Revolutionary. Passionate. Diabolical. Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique is all that — and so much more. A vivid musical description of love-turned-obsession-turned-ghoulish nightmare, Berlioz' masterpiece positively overflows with raw emotion and unabashed melodrama. Paired with Mozart’s turbulent and stormy Piano Concerto No. 24 and a world premiere by composer-in-residence Reena Esmail, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard kicks off the Delta | Masterworks season with the kind of satisfying emotional wallop that only symphonic music can provide.
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.
The New York Times calls Leif Ove Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight,” and the Wall Street Journal names him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.” With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, the celebrated Norwegian pianist has won acclaim worldwide, playing concertos and recitals in the world’s leading concert halls and with its foremost orchestras, while building an esteemed and extensive discography.
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.
Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun.