Explore timeless classics as the piano takes center stage! From Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto to Schumann’s Piano Concerto to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, the Seattle Symphony’s 2019–2020 season is packed with the piano concertos you love, featuring such world-renowned pianists as Lang Lang, Yefim Bronfman, Beatrice Rana and more.

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Schumann Piano Concerto

Thursday, 24 October, 2019 7:30PM

Schumann's Piano Concerto owes a great debt to his wife, the composer and pianist Clara Schumann. From the yearning first movement to the joyful finale, her influence can be heard throughout as the piano and orchestra dance together in a tightly woven choreography. Composed as a tribute to her mother, Anna Clyne's Within Her Arms is a somber, deeply felt meditation on life and loss for string orchestra. Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony revisits the awe he felt as a young man in Edinburgh, beholding the ruined castle of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Schumann Piano Concerto

Saturday, 26 October, 2019 8:00PM

Schumann's Piano Concerto owes a great debt to his wife, the composer and pianist Clara Schumann. From the yearning first movement to the joyful finale, her influence can be heard throughout as the piano and orchestra dance together in a tightly woven choreography. Composed as a tribute to her mother, Anna Clyne's Within Her Arms is a somber, deeply felt meditation on life and loss for string orchestra. Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony revisits the awe he felt as a young man in Edinburgh, beholding the ruined castle of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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Chick Corea Rhapsody in Blue

Wednesday, 6 November, 2019 7:30PM

Twenty-two-time Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Chick Corea partners with the Seattle Symphony on George Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. From the opening clarinet trill to the energized and rhapsodic piano passages, this beloved American classic melts in this master jazz pianist’s hands.

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Beethoven Emperor Concerto

Thursday, 9 January, 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, his last and largest, earns its “Emperor” nickname with majestic keyboard flourishes and sumptuous orchestral surroundings. Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony jubilantly relives the brilliant sunshine, mystical nights and spirited locals that greeted the young genius on his Grand Tour.

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