Renowned baroque conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to the Benaroya Hall stage to conduct a program featuring J.S. Bach's delightful Orchestral Suite No. 1 and Schubert's Fifth Symphony. Though Schubert was writing a full century after Bach, the baroque influence carries through. Schubert's Symphony No. 5 was strongly influenced by Mozart, who was in turn greatly influenced by Bach.
An expert in 18th century style” (The New Yorker), Nicholas McGegan’s approach — intelligent, infused with joy and never dogmatic — has led to appearances with many of the world’s major orchestras, including Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Sydney, and the Royal Concertgebouw, and regular collaboration with choreographer Mark Morris on numerous projects.
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.