“[Amanda Forsythe] and Jaroussky spar vividly as he leads her out of the Underworld ...” (Gramophone).
Dive into the mythical world of Orfeo, the legendary musician who journeyed into the underworld to bring his beloved wife Euridice back to life. Rockstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky assumes the role of the mythic Orfeo, guiding us through three major operatic settings of this tale by opera pioneers Monteverdi, Sartorio and Rossi.
With howling harmonies, gut-punching rhythms and a prehistoric plot that builds to the pagan sacrifice of a virgin dancing herself to death, it’s no wonder that Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring set off a riot at its first performance. Thomas Dausgaard, leading an oversized orchestra, lets loose all the physicality and wild abandon embedded in this earthshaking ballet.
Kick off the holidays at the Seattle Symphony’s 25th annual Holiday Musical Salute! The afternoon features the Seattle Symphony in a concert of seasonal favorites led by conductor Jacomo Bairos and performances by Young Artist Stephen Leou and Northwest Boychoir Apprentices. This popular holiday tradition includes a hot chocolate reception and luncheon, all to benefit the Seattle Symphony orchestra musicians and their futures. It’s the perfect way to start your holiday season!