Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Seattle, WA, United States

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SeattleConcert #1: Elgar, Schumann, and Korngold

Elgar, Schumann, Korngold
Amy Schwartz Moretti; Andrew Armstrong; Karen Gomyo; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

SeattleConcert #2: Haydn, Schumann, and Walton

Haydn, Schumann, Walton
Simone Porter; Karen Gomyo; David Harding; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

SeattleConcert #3: Mozart, Schumann, and Shostakovich

Mozart, Schumann, Shostakovich
James Ehnes; Amy Schwartz Moretti; David Harding; Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

SeattleConcert #4: Grieg, Beach, and R. Strauss

Grieg, Beach, Strauss R.
Arnaud Sussmann; Clive Greensmith; Andrew Armstrong; Yura Lee

SeattleConcert #5: Mendelssohn-Hensel, Shostakovich, and Brahms

Mendelssohn-Hensel, Shostakovich, Brahms
Jennifer Frautschi; Clive Greensmith; Andrew Armstrong; Yura Lee

SeattleConcert #6: Hildegard von Bingen, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn

of Bingen, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn
Arnaud Sussmann; Yura Lee; Susan Gulkis Assadi; Bion Tsang
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A sensation in Seattle

Late romantic music in the key of D minor reigned at Saturday night’s Seattle Symphony performance.
****1
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Strange beauty: Berlioz's Requiem in Seattle

Continuing his celebration of the music of Hector Berlioz with the Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot leads an enthralling performance of the epic Requiem.
****1
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Fantastical Berlioz with the Seattle Symphony

Both of these works are united in their depiction of love gained and lost, and embodied Berlioz’s take on love and music, which the composer called, “the two wings of the soul”. 
***11
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An evening of Mendelssohn and Schumann with the Seattle Symphony and Gidon Kremer

Music by Mendelssohn framed Schumann’s misunderstood Violin Concerto in this sensitive concert led by Ludovic Morlot and featuring guest violinist Gidon Kremer.
****1
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Guerreo leads Seattle Symphony into its new season

The Seattle Symphony, under the outstanding leadership of guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, overcame the absence of their maestro and gave a worthy reading of the monumental work.
****1
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Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera's visually poetic and refined Madama Butterfly peeks back at Puccini's own first version of the opera, which was arguably more openly critical of the devastation wrought by imperialism. 
***11
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