Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7

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Tyshawn Sorey’s effortless mastery and extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work are on full display in his new piece for Cello and Orchestra, featuring cellist Seth Parker Woods. It’s paired with Beethoven’s dazzling Second Symphony, a pivotal work that blazed a path to glory for the young composer, and the exhilarating Symphony No. 7 which celebrates relentless, infectious rhythms.

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Friday, 12 June, 2020 12:00PM

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Sunday, 14 June, 2020 2:00PM

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8

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Returning to a landmark project from 2013, Potlatch Symphony 2020 brings the Seattle Symphony and artists from Puget Sound’s first nations together in an exchange that celebrates this region’s land and ancestral history. In the “Pastoral” Sixth Symphony, Beethoven flung open the doors of the concert hall, attuning his symphonic craft to the natural world like never before.

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Thursday, 18 June, 2020 7:30PM

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Saturday, 20 June, 2020 8:00PM

Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5

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Shining like a sunbreak on a stormy day, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 is a bright spot of joy before the tumult of his Fifth Symphony. Community members from Northwest Center and Seattle-based composer Charles Corey compose a work celebrating people of all abilities coming together.

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Friday, 19 June, 2020 8:00PM

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Sunday, 21 June, 2020 2:00PM

Beethoven Festival Symphony No. 9

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In his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven models the ultimate courage of an artist, transcending his profound deafness and all preconceptions about the limits of a symphony. Every measure of vulnerability and power builds to the most uplifting arrival in the history of music, when the Seattle Symphony Chorale rises to proclaim the rousing “Ode to Joy.”

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Thursday, 25 June, 2020 7:30PM

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Saturday, 27 June, 2020 8:00PM

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Sunday, 28 June, 2020 4:00PM

Beethoven Ninth Untuxed

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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is an eternal call through the ages for peace and unity for all. This Untuxed concert is short (no intermission) and casual (no formal wear for the orchestra), with engaging insights and wit from host and Seattle Symphony bass Jonathan Green.

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Friday, 26 June, 2020 7:00PM

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