Bach, Handel & Vivaldi

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Seattle Symphony's strings take center stage in this intimate program featuring J.S. Bach’s celebrated Concerto for Two Violins. A pair of cellos take a turn in the spotlight, with Vivaldi’s sprightly Concerto for Two Cellos. The lyrical qualities of the strings are showcased in Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, which radiates joy from beginning to end. 

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 6 May (Thu) 2021 7:30PM
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  • 8 May (Sat) 2021 8:00PM
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  • 9 May (Sun) 2021 2:00PM
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Running time

1 hour, 26 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Lina Gonzalez-Granados

Conductor

Praised for her "attention to orchestral colors" (OperaWire) and ability to create "lightning changes in tempo, meter and effect" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Lina Gonzalez-Granados has firmly established herself locally and abroad as a talented conductor of opera, classical, and contemporary music.

Elisa Barston

Second Violin

Praised for her “glowing sound” and “technical aplomb” (The Strad), violinist Elisa Barston is the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Second Violin.

Eduardo Rios

First Violin

Winner of the 2015 Sphinx Competition, Peruvian violinist Eduardo Rios joins the orchestra as the Seattle Symphony’s First Assistant Concertmaster. Prior to the appointment, he was a Resident Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Eduardo began playing the violin at age ten and made his solo debut at age fourteen with the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru and his U.S. debut in 2015 with the Houston Symphony.

Nathan Chan

Cello

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.

Eric Han

Cello

Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14.

Joseph Adam

Organ

Joseph Adam is Resident Organist for the Seattle Symphony. He has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle since 1993.

Seattle 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.

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