Seattle Symphony commissions Elliott Carter work for February 2013

Posted on: April 26, 2012

The Seattle Symphony announced that it has commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Elliott Carter to write Instances, a twelve-minute work to be performed by the orchestra in February 2013. The piece is being written to mark Ludovic Morlot’s new role as the Seattle Symphony’s music director and celebrates Carter and Morlot’s friendship, which began during the conductor’s years as assistant conductor at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. “Since my first meeting with Elliott Carter in Boston almost a decade ago,” says Morlot, “my admiration for his music and his extraordinary spirit has grown incessantly. That he would write a piece for me and the Seattle Symphony to celebrate the start of our relationship together is an absolute privilege.”

Posted April 26, 2012