Come with us on a journey through Scandinavia with our friend Peer Gynt! Made popular by Looney Tunes and The Simpsons, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite transports you to the lush vastness of Scandinavia with popular tunes like Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King. Our journey ends in Finland where we’ll need your help to perform Sibelius’ expansive Finlandia. Are you up for the journey? Let’s go!
Activities begin 1-hour prior to the performance in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby
30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.
The Community Youth Chorus launched in October 2019 as part of the Seattle Symphony’s Beethoven Festival. This unique chorus is comprised of youth ages 14–18 from across King County. Leading chorus activities are Megan McCormick, Chorus Director, and Angelique Poteat, Composition Director. The chorus is currently 30 members strong and still actively recruiting. For more information on becoming a member of the chorus please visit www.seattlesymphony.org/youthchorus
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.