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

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SeattleIn Blue... by Emerald City Music

Ravel, Rzewski, Stravinsky, Bernstein, Gershwin
Mark Dover; Gilles Vonsattel; Jeewon Park; Kristin Lee

SeattleWonderful Town

Gardner, Bernstein
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Benjamin Lulich; Jessica Rivera; Kevin Deas; Seattle Symphony Chorale

SeattleCopland Symphony No. 3

Bernstein, Norman, Copland
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Johannes Moser

SeattleThe Barber of Seville

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Giacomo Sagripanti; Lindy Hume; Seattle Opera; Tracy Grant Lord; Sofia Fomina; Matthew Grills; Andrew Owens

SeattleShostakovich Symphony No. 10

Shostakovich, Prokofiev
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Pablo Rus Broseta; Beatrice Rana

SeattleVivaldi Four Seasons

Avison, Vivaldi
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Dmitry Sinkovsky
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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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Mahler's Fifth by way of Ligeti in Seattle

Ludovic Morlot closes his sixth Seattle Symphony season with a challenging program of Ligeti's Requiem and Mahler's Fifth that raises the stakes for musical 'redemption'. 
****1
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Climbing Strauss' magic mountain in Seattle

The Seattle Symphony's all-Strauss program included a refreshing take on the Four Last Songs with soprano Gun-Brit Barkman and a sonic tour de force in the rare Eine Alpensinfonie.
****1
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Morlot in his element for L’Enfant et les sortilèges

Music Director Ludovic Morlot, known for his intriguing programming, outdid himself with a summery breeze of a program that enchanted from beginning to end.
****1
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