Stravinsky The Firebird

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Stravinsky’s evocative Firebird Suite is as thrilling as it gets, from the heart-thumping Infernal Dance to its glorious, glittering finale. It’s no wonder this beloved, colorful score vaulted Stravinsky into stardom. Plus, as part of the critically acclaimed cycle of live recordings on Seattle Symphony Media, Music Director Thomas Dausgaard continues his exploration into the music of his fellow Dane Carl Nielsen, this time with the composer's quirky Sixth Symphony. Also on the program is the U.S. premiere of Enrico Chapela’s Violin Concerto.

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Thursday, 11 February, 2021 7:30PM

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Friday, 12 February, 2021 12:00PM

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Saturday, 13 February, 2021 8:00PM

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

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For the romantics among us, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini has it all: thrilling virtuosity, gloriously lush melodies, thunderous power and the hint of a diabolical backstory. It's the perfect vehicle for Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov, whose performances are hailed as "electrifying and rhapsodic" (The New York Times). Plus, hear Tchaikovsky's Suite No. 3, a more intimate side of another great Romantic.

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Thursday, 18 February, 2021 7:30PM

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Saturday, 20 February, 2021 8:00PM

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Sunday, 21 February, 2021 2:00PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4

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Pianist Steven Osborne is known for insightful and idiomatic interpretations of classic repertoire — a perfect fit for Beethoven’s highly original Fourth Piano Concerto. Plus, the orchestra performs Strauss’ vibrant and charming Le bourgeois gentilhomme and Hannah Kendall’s Kanashibari, are in the great hands of conductor Jonathon Heyward. 

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Thursday, 25 February, 2021 7:30PM

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Saturday, 27 February, 2021 8:00PM

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Sunday, 28 February, 2021 2:00PM

Three Continents Concerto

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International collaboration takes center stage with the Three Continents Concerto, a new work for cello and orchestra jointly composed by Nico Muhly (U.S.), Sven Helbig (Germany) and Zhou Long (China). Premiered in 2019, this dynamic concerto celebrates musical styles across a vast cultural space: three continents and nearly three generations. The spirit of co-creation is brought to life by cellist Jan Volger. 

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Thursday, 18 March, 2021 7:30PM

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Saturday, 20 March, 2021 8:00PM

Celebrate Asia

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The 13th annual Celebrate Asia shines a spotlight on Composer in Residence Reena Esmail who is taking the classical world by storm with her works that blend the worlds of Indian and Western classical music. Esmail’s Sitar Concerto, written for the centennial of Ravi Shankar’s birth, will receive its world premiere on the Benaroya Hall stage.

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Sunday, 21 March, 2021 4:00PM

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