Visionary Voices: Premieres & New Music


Be among the first to hear music by some of today’s most forward-thinking artists. Reflecting the music of our time, the Seattle Symphony shares contemporary stories by composers including Charlotte Bray, Enrico Chapela, Hannah Kendall, John Adams, Hans Abrahamsen, Sarah Gibson, Tan Dun and Composer in Residence Reena Esmail, among others.

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Orchestral Sounds of Today

Symphonic music is a living tradition that extends from the past into the present and reveals what is unique about our moment in time. The majority of the Seattle Symphony's Delta Air Lines Masterworks concerts feature works by composers living and working today.

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Bold Music. Intimate Venues.

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The adventurous late-night [untitled] series explores new and contemporary works in the informal atmosphere of the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

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Octave 9

Going into its third season, Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center hosts experimental multimedia performances, community events and recitals with some of the world’s most acclaimed soloists.

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Visionary Voices: Premieres & New Music Events

Visionary Voices: Premieres & New Music Calendar

Opening Night Concert & Gala

Saturday, 19 September, 2020 5:00PM

Music Director Thomas Dausgaard opens the 2020–2021 season with an all-time favorite: Tchaikovsky's grand First Piano Concerto. This hugely popular masterpiece delights with dizzying pyrotechnics and arching melodies — and with Artist in Residence Khatia Buniatishvili at the keyboard, weʼre guaranteed "playing straight from the heart” (The Guardian). This piece sits perfectly alongside a new work by one of our nations greatest living composers: John Adams’ multiculturally-inspired I Still Dance.

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Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 7:30PM

A musical portrait of love and obsession, Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique overflows with emotion and melodrama. It's a powerhouse program, paired with Mozart’s stormy Piano Concerto No. 24 and a world premiere by composer-in-residence Reena Esmail.

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Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Saturday, 26 September, 2020 8:00PM

A musical portrait of love and obsession, Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique overflows with emotion and melodrama. It's a powerhouse program, paired with Mozart’s stormy Piano Concerto No. 24 and a world premiere by composer-in-residence Reena Esmail.

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Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 2:00PM

A musical portrait of love and obsession, Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique overflows with emotion and melodrama. It's a powerhouse program, paired with Mozart’s stormy Piano Concerto No. 24 and a world premiere by composer-in-residence Reena Esmail.

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