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Benjamin Beilman, violin
We open our 42nd season with rising star Benjamin Beilman, known for his intense and simmering perfect sound - he is the ideal soloist for Sibelius’s romantic and lush Violin Concerto. The repertoire also features Mendelssohn’s lively & spirited Scottish Symphony.
Joshua Roman, Cello
Since his appointment at age 22 to Principal Cello for the Seattle Symphony, Joshua Roman has developed a dedicated Pacific Northwest following. Our 2016/17 season closes as he joins us for Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor and Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor.
Christopher Guzman, Piano
An All-American salute to Spring with some of the best-known works of the American canon, featuring Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue, Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, and Three Dance Episodes from Bernstein’s On The Town.
Jennifer Koh, Violin
The second in our Harmony from Discord series, which emphasizes the power of music to transcend even the darkest of human experience. Featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Ullmann's Piano Sonata No.7, Eliezer Elper's By the Rivers of Babylon, and Schulhoff’s Symphony No. 2.
Choral music returns to our annual holiday celebration in this program featuring choral holiday favorites and the animated children’s classic The Snowman accompanied by live orchestral score.Find out more »
Join us for this evocative program reflecting on both the personal and pastoral, featuring Strauss’s Oboe Concerto and Beethoven’s "Pastorale" Symphony.
Simone Porter, Violin
We are thrilled to welcome this rising star of classical music to our stage. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major and Symphony No. 4 in F minor.
Few works in the piano repertoire have captured audiences’ hearts as much as Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, subtitled Emperor. The WSO is joined for this beloved work by internationally acclaimed pianist Alessio Bax, whose electrifying performances have been compared to an ‘out-of-body experience’ (Dallas Morning News) for listeners.Find out more »
Spring starts with the spark of syncopated rhythms from Latin America! From Piazzolla's innovative nuevo tango style to the infectious energy of Ginastera's dances, the Latin sound infuses this concert with warmth as winter ends in the Northwest. Seattle Symphony Principal 2nd violin Elisa Barston - praised for her glowing sound (The Strad) - makes her first solo appearance with the Whatcom Symphony. Dr. Ed Rutschman presents a pre-concert lecture in the MBT Encore room, one hour prior to the…Find out more »
Last year's Side-By-Side concert with the Seattle Rock Orchestra was such a hit that we're doing it again! Celebrate Valentine's Day with the glorious sounds of Motown: the horns, the strings, the complex harmonies. Join us as we once again bring a symphonic twist to other musical genres, paying homage to the signature ‘60s and ‘70s soul, R&B and funk sounds of Motown Records.Find out more »