Opening Night Gala

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Be part of the glamour and excitement of Dausgaard’s inaugural Opening Night with us! The 2019-2020 Opening Night Concert & Gala will be a thrilling start to the season. Thomas Dausgaard takes the stage in his first concert as Music Director in a program that includes pianist Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

The Gala will honor James and Sherry Raisbeck for their significant contributions to the life of our city and region. We hope you will join us to celebrate James and Sherry and thank them for making our community a better place to live - today and tomorrow.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Events Officer Molly Gillette at molly.gillette@seattlesymphony.org or 206.215.4753.

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Saturday, 14 September, 2019 5:00PM

Mahler Symphony No. 1

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In his opening concert of the Masterworks Season, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard sets an exhilarating course with Mahler’s universal First Symphony. Brahms’ piano concertos are on a scale larger than even some of his symphonies, and Yefim Bronfman explores the full dynamic range of Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, from the jubilant scherzo to the graceful finale. The lively Flounce by the Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski opens the evening.

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Thursday, 19 September, 2019 7:30PM

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Friday, 20 September, 2019 12:00PM

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Saturday, 21 September, 2019 8:00PM

First Concerts: Meet the Trumpet

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Meet the trumpet in Octave 9! Seattle Symphony Assistant Principal Trumpet Alexander White will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones in a sensory-friendly environment. Children will learn how to be musical explorers and try out instruments before the show.

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Saturday, 21 September, 2019 9:30AM

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Saturday, 21 September, 2019 11:00AM

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

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Stroll with Mussorgsky on a vivid tour through Pictures at an Exhibition, rendered in fantastic detail by Ravel’s orchestration. In Dvořák’s concerto, unfettered imagination turns inward to thoughts of home and a lost love, producing one of the cello’s most beautiful and emotive showpieces.

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Thursday, 26 September, 2019 7:30PM

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Saturday, 28 September, 2019 8:00PM

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Sunday, 29 September, 2019 2:00PM

An Evening with George Winston

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Celebrated pianist George Winston embarks on a U.S. tour to celebrate the May 3, 2019 release of his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records. The album is now available for pre-order at GeorgeWinston.com.

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He has inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world — his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

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Friday, 27 September, 2019 8:00PM

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Saturday, 28 September, 2019 8:00PM

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