Tchaikovsky “Pathétique” Symphony


Without exaggeration,” Tchaikovsky wrote about his sixth and final symphony, “I have put my whole soul into this work.” Visceral and impassioned, this defining work of the Romantic era is an emotional tour de force. Encompassing a lifetime of emotions within a single symphony, the Pathétique files to euphoric highs, dives to depths of utter despair, and visits every emotion between — promising an edge-of-your-seat experience for anyone within earshot. Plus, the Symphony’s principal wind players take center stage in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante and composer Jörg Widmann offers a modern take on the concert overture.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 21 Jan (Thu) 2021 7:30PM
  • 22 Jan (Fri) 2021 8:00PM

Running time

1 hour, 40 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Pablo Rus Broseta


Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and Music Director of the Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana. He is rapidly building a wide-ranging repertoire from Handel to John Adams, with a focus on the great symphonic repertoire.

Mary Lynch


Hailed as “the star of the evening” by The Philadelphia Inquirer and praised for her “sweet oboe sound” by The Washington Post, Mary Lynch has been Principal Oboist of the Seattle Symphony since 2014.

Benjamin Lulich


Benjamin Lulich is the newly appointed Principal Clarinet of the Seattle Symphony.

Jeffrey Fair


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.

Seth Krimsky


Bassoonist and composer Seth Krimsky has been with the Seattle Symphony since 1986, and was appointed Principal Bassoon in 1990. 

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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