Stravinsky’s evocative Firebird Suite is as thrilling as it gets, from the heart-thumping Infernal Dance to its glorious, glittering finale. It’s no wonder this beloved, colorful score vaulted Stravinsky into stardom. Plus, as part of the critically acclaimed cycle of live recordings on Seattle Symphony Media, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard continues his exploration into the music of his fellow Dane Carl Nielsen, this time with the composer's quirky Sixth Symphony. Also on the program is the U.S. premiere of Enrico Chapela’s Violin Concerto.
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.
Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto is internationally renowned both as soloist and director and is recognised for his fresh approach to the repertoire.
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.