Seattle Symphony’s 2013-14 season features wide range

Posted on: January 24, 2013

\In Saturday’s (1/19) Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch writes, “Something old, something new, something collaborative—and some things only world-class soloists can do. The Seattle Symphony’s 2013-2014 season has a sweeping variety that promises to be, well … symphonic. This is the orchestra’s second year with Ludovic Morlot as music director, and it continues in the same eclectic vein that marked his first season. The next Masterworks series opens with an all-Ravel concert, featuring keyboard star Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and closes with an all-Stravinsky program (his three great ballets: ‘The Firebird,’ ‘Petrushka’ and ‘Rite of Spring’). … He won’t neglect new music either, as he conducts U.S. premieres of works by French composer Pascal Dusapin, Scotland’s James MacMillan and Russia’s Alexander Raskatov. Other news of note: In May 2014, the Symphony will make its first trip to New York’s Carnegie Hall under Morlot’s watch. The orchestra was last there in 2004. … Many programs in the new season are built around collaborative efforts with local arts organizations, including one with Seattle Opera honoring Speight Jenkins’ achievements with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. … Sonic Evolution, which celebrates Seattle’s jazz and pop-music heritage with SSO-commissioned compositions, returns in 2014 with rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot as its emcee.”

Posted January 24, 2013