Seattle Symphony Dedicates Concerts in Memory of Victims of Hate Crimes

This week’s performances are dedicated to all those affected by violence rooted in bigotry and hatred.

In memory of victims of violence, the Seattle Symphony dedicates this week’s performances to the lives lost and all those affected by recent hate crimes brought on by racism and bigotry, particularly those who died in the recent tragic shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and while grocery shopping in Jeffersontown, Kentucky.

“Art has the capacity to address injustices in the world and to help us find comfort and strength,” said Krishna Thiagarajan, President & CEO of the Seattle Symphony. “We are here to bring people together. We want to say to all those affected by this violence that we’re with you, and you are not alone.”

Concerts dedicated in memory of these victims include the Chamber Concert on October 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season performances conducted by Ludovic Morlot on November 1 at 7:30 p.m., November 2 at noon, and November 3 at 8 p.m. 

Later this season, the Seattle Symphony will give the first public performances of George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions,” composed in response to the 2015 church shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Posted on October 30, 2018