Music Director Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony invite bold creative collaborators to share the stage in the 2020–2021 season. Reena Esmail is Composer in Residence and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili is Artist in Residence. Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot continues his fruitful collaboration with the orchestra.< SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Composer in Residence Reena Esmail
Reena Esmail is one of today's most original voices, uniting influences from Indian and Western classical music to create powerful, moving scores. As the Seattle Symphony's 2020–2021 Composer in Residence, Esmail will compose two world premieres and collaborate with the orchestra on community projects.EXPLORE MORE
Artist in Residence Khatia Buniatishvili
Khatia Buniatishvili, one of today’s most sought-after pianists, will be the Seattle Symphony’s Artist in Residence for the 2020–2021 season. A beloved favorite of Seattle audiences, she will perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Opening Night, present a solo recital in February, and partner with the orchestra on community projects.EXPLORE MORE
Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot
Continuing his successful collaboration with the Seattle Symphony, Conductor Emeritus Ludovic Morlot returns in June 2021 to lead a program featuring A Little Summer Suite by esteemed French composer Betsy Jolas and Franck’s Symphony in D minor.EXPLORE MORE
In the 2020–2021 season, Alisa Weilerstein, James Ehnes, Artist in Residence Khatia Buniatishvili, Eric Lu and other internationally acclaimed artists take center stage. Hear intimate solo recitals with Artist in Residence Khatia Buniatishvili, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and violinist Ray Chen and enjoy dynamic collaborations with the Seattle Symphony’s own musicians, all under one roof in downtown Seattle’s acoustically superb Benaroya Hall.
Be among the first to hear music by some of today’s most forward-thinking artists. Music Director Thomas Dausgaard has programmed music by contemporary composers interpreting the human experience from diverse and unique perspectives. Discover music by Charlotte Bray, Enrico Chapela, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Nico Muhly, Sven Helbig, Zhou Long, Hans Abrahamsen and Composer in Residence Reena Esmail, among others.
Experience Thomas Dausgaard’s bold and passionate artistry in his second season as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. Thomas leads in-depth explorations of music past and present, following the influences of Hungarian Romani music into Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 and traveling through the remarkable sounds of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion
Music takes us on unforgettable journeys. Music Director Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony invite you to discover the 2020–2021 season, which promises music that will inspire you, that will captivate you, and that will move you. With colorful collaborations, powerful programming and much more, experience the power of music unleashed.