EO9066

21-22 Masterworks >

We mark the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which saw the internment of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans during the Second World War, indelibly changing their lives and our region — the effects of which are still felt today. Thomas Dausgaard is joined by Seattle-born composer/multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi in a heart-rending exploration of their story.

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Thursday, 27 January, 2022 7:30PM

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Saturday, 29 January, 2022 8:00PM

Dausgaard Sibelius Symphony No. 1

21-22 Masterworks >

Thomas Dausgaard begins a two-year Sibelius Cycle with the composer’s First Symphony. Sibelius wrote surely the greatest ‘First’ ever — packed with transcendent soundscapes. A new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid responds to Sibelius, and Garrick Ohlsson performs a seldom-heard and delightful romantic concerto.


ABOUT THE SIBELIUS CYCLE

Music Director Thomas Dausgaard brings his Nordic roots and unique insights to the music of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. This two-year Sibelius Cycle will explore all seven of Sibelius’ symphonies over two seasons, plus the rarely performed, original version of his Violin Concerto; each symphony will be paired with exciting Seattle Symphony commissions and world premieres by contemporary composers.

Sibelius drew his inspiration from Finland’s enchanting natural wonders that mirror our own Pacific Northwest: glacial lakes, evergreen forests, sea breezes, migrating birds, long summer days and dark, sun-starved winters. This deep love of nature, with its ethereal beauty and creative inspiration, translates to the stage through Dausgaard’s own passion and reverence for the natural world that surrounds us.

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Thursday, 3 February, 2022 7:30PM

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Saturday, 5 February, 2022 8:00PM

Sibelius One Untuxed

21-22 Untuxed >

Come as you are and enjoy the best of classical music in the Untuxed series, with engaging insights from Music Director Thomas Dausgaard. These short, no-intermission concerts are the perfect kick-off to your weekend. Sibelius One Untuxed is part of our two-year Sibelius Cycle and this program features the composer’s First Symphony. Sibelius wrote surely the greatest ‘First’ ever — packed with transcendent soundscapes, towering inspiration and Nordic vigor.


ABOUT THE SIBELIUS CYCLE

Music Director Thomas Dausgaard brings his Nordic roots and unique insights to the music of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. This two-year Sibelius Cycle will explore all seven of Sibelius’ symphonies over two seasons, plus the rarely performed, original version of his Violin Concerto; each symphony will be paired with exciting Seattle Symphony commissions and world premieres by contemporary composers.

Sibelius drew his inspiration from Finland’s enchanting natural wonders that mirror our own Pacific Northwest: glacial lakes, evergreen forests, sea breezes, migrating birds, long summer days and dark, sun-starved winters. This deep love of nature, with its ethereal beauty and creative inspiration, translates to the stage through Dausgaard’s own passion and reverence for the natural world that surrounds us.

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Friday, 4 February, 2022 7:00PM

Songs of the Earth

21-22 Masterworks >

Thomas Dausgaard conducts music reflecting on the end of life. Mahler was inspired by Chinese poetry for his valedictory masterwork, Das Lied von der Erde. George Walker offers introverted and deeply personal reflections on four spiritual melodies in Folksongs for Orchestra. His Lyric for Strings, a touching tribute to the memory of his grandmother, is one of his best-loved works.

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Thursday, 10 February, 2022 7:30PM

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Saturday, 12 February, 2022 8:00PM

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Sunday, 13 February, 2022 2:00PM

España!

21-22 Pops >

Incorporating artistic components from across different creative disciplines, Troupe Vertigo shows create stories woven together using highly stylized choreography, lighting and music to create scenes with imaginative visual landscapes. Don’t miss this concert featuring music by Bizet, Ponce and Albéniz as reimagined by the fantastical Troupe Vertigo and the Seattle Symphony.

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Friday, 18 February, 2022 8:00PM

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Saturday, 19 February, 2022 8:00PM

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Sunday, 20 February, 2022 2:00PM

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