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
SEATTLE, WA – 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.
DVOŘÁK & SCHUBERT
Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
Seattle Symphony musicians
HINDEMITH: String Trio No. 1
DVOŘÁK: Wind Serenade in D minor
SCHUBERT: “Death and the Maiden”
Dig deep into Schubert’s fantastical fever dreams of contemplating death, played out in tender tones by a quartet of strings. Dvořák, meanwhile, offers a haughty serenade full of life and regimental style, contrasting Schubert’s haunting melodies.
SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2
DELTA AIR LINES MASTERWORKS SEASON
Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 2, at noon
Saturday, November 3, at 8 p.m.
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Alina Ibragimova, violin
BARTÓK: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
SHOSTAKOVICH: Violin Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1
Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova brings total commitment to the music she plays, and she directs that awareness toward the clean, shimmering beauty of Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
Alina Ibragimova’s performances are generously underwritten by Stephen Whyte.
Tickets from: $22
The Seattle Symphony is one of America's leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Under the leadership of Music Director Ludovic Morlot since September 2011, the Symphony is heard from September through July by more than 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community engagement programs reach over 65,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season. The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received three Grammy Awards, 23 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and was named Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.