w/ Ludovic Morlot, conductor and music of Debussy, Varèse, Cage, Vladimir Nikolaev, Angelique Poteat, and John Luther Adams
About This Event
Minimum Age:All Ages
Doors Open:9:00 PM
Show Time:10:00 PM
Spring4Music After Hours: Seattle Symphony Musicians play Le Poisson Rouge
The night before the Seattle Symphony lights up Spring For Music at Carnegie Hall with the John Luther Adams piece Alex Ross touted as “the loveliest apocalypse in musical history,” Music Director Ludovic Morlot and six musicians head downtown to LPR for a late-night jam that connects John Cage’s prepared piano experiments in Seattle in the 30’s to the rise of grunge, airplanes, technology and environmentalism that define the city today. Contemporary music that expresses and explains a remarkable American city. Come find out how.
Varèse: Density 21.5
Cage: Imaginary Landscape No. 1
Vladimir Nikolaev: vnik-ton experience
Angelique Poteat: Much Difference
John Luther Adams: The Light Within
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Seattle Symphony Musicians:
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, flute
Laura DeLuca, clarinet
Mikhail Shmidt, violin
David Sabee, cello
Kimberly Russ, piano
Michael A. Werner, percussion
Seated: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Standing: $15 advance, $20 day of show
photo credits: Ben VanHouten // Robert Wade // Sussie Ahlburg
TABLE SEATING POLICY
Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
A standing room area is available by the bar for all guests who purchase “Standing Room” tickets. Food and beverage can be purchased at the bar but there is no minimum purchase required in this area.
All tickets sales are final. No refund or credits.
This event will be streamed live online through LPR’s streaming channel, beginning at 10pm.
A forward-thinking city living on the edge of the future doesn’t just deserve an orchestra that plays boldly, it insists on it. The audacious creativity and exacting performance that produce jet airplanes that move the world and software that makes it run better shouldn’t settle for an ordinary orchestra. Ludovic Morlot, the orchestra’s dynamic young new music director now beginning his third season, embodies the spirit of “playing boldly.” Under his leadership, the Seattle Symphony is actively exploring what it means to be an orchestra that deeply engages with its community, creating unexpected artistic partnerships and innovative concert series. Under Morlot, the orchestra has broadened its repertoire and actively presented new works honoring the Pacific Northwest’s musical heritage. The Seattle Symphony has been experimenting with new concert formats and locations, and collaborations with non-traditional partners. Last season the orchestra performed or presented more than 200 concerts in front of 315,000 people. The Seattle Symphony has a loyal subscription base of 25,000 and reaches more than 100,000 children and adults each year through its extensive outreach and education programs. The orchestra’s deep engagement with its community is not just an add-on to its mainstage concerts, but an essential part of what defines it. The Seattle Symphony was founded in 1903 and has released over 140 recordings and received 12 Grammy nominations and two Emmy awards. Ludovic Morlot will lead the orchestra in a Spring for Music Festival performance at Carnegie Hall on May 6 in a program including John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean, Varèse’s Déserts and Debussy’s La Mer.
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The French conductor Ludovic Morlot is Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. His first two seasons in this position have been received with huge enthusiasm by musicians and audience alike; who have appreciated not only the artistic excellence of the performances but his innovative programming and focus on collaborating with the local community. During the 2013/14 season he will conduct a gala concert with Lang Lang and works by many different composers including Boulez, Dusapin, Dvorak, Mahler, Verdi and full programmes of Ravel and Stravinsky. The orchestra will also perform at Carnegie Hall in New York, with a programme of works by John Luther Adams, Varese and Debussy. (read more at Ludovic Morlot official site
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