The Seattle Symphony and Music Director Ludovic Morlot have announced details of commissions and world premieres for the 2014-15 season. Mason Bates’s new cello concerto—a co-commission with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Columbus Symphony—will have its world premiere in December, with soloist Joshua Roman. Other Seattle premieres include Sebastian Currier’s Divisions, commemorating World War I, in April; Divisions is a co-commission with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra of Belgium. In June, the orchestra will perform the U.S. premiere of a new violin concerto by Julian Anderson, co-commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. The composer Trimpin—in the second year of a three-year Music Alive composer residency at the Seattle Symphony—will create a site-specific installation in the Benaroya Hall lobby in May, using found objects to create interactive instruments that will be featured on the orchestra’s late-night [untitled] series of concerts. A June family concert will feature Colin Matthews’s The Pied Piper, a co-commission by the Seattle Symphony, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. In March, the orchestra will perform the U.S. premiere of a new work by Japanese composer Yugo Kanno during the Celebrate Asia! festival.
Posted September 24, 2014