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Piano Competition Recital Round

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 9:00AM

Nine contestants will perform a piece by Ravel from the piano solo repertoire; Premonitions, a Seattle Symphony commission of a jazz-inspired piece by Portland-based composer and YCA alumnus Kenji Bunch composed specifically  for the competition; and one additional work of the contestant’s choosing. Six of the nine will be advanced to compete in the Semi-Final round.

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Piano Competition Recital Round

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 1:00PM

Nine contestants will perform a piece by Ravel from the piano solo repertoire; Premonitions, a Seattle Symphony commission of a jazz-inspired piece by Portland-based composer and YCA alumnus Kenji Bunch composed specifically  for the competition; and one additional work of the contestant’s choosing. Six of the nine will be advanced to compete in the Semi-Final round.

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Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Seattle Symphony

Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 7:30PM

Pokémon is brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements with carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

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Seattle Symphony Piano Competition Semi-Finals

Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 11:00AM

Six contestants will play one American and one French piano concerto from a list of competition concerto repertoire (see below) with piano accompaniment.  Three of the six will be advanced to compete in the Final round.

Concerto Repertoire: Barber Piano Concerto, Copland Piano Concerto, Gershwin Piano Concerto, Poulenc Piano Concerto, Ravel Piano Concerto in G and Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Seattle Symphony Piano Competition Semi-Finals

Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 3:00PM

Six contestants will play one American and one French piano concerto from a list of competition concerto repertoire (see below) with piano accompaniment.  Three of the six will be advanced to compete in the Final round.

Concerto Repertoire: Barber Piano Concerto, Copland Piano Concerto, Gershwin Piano Concerto, Poulenc Piano Concerto, Ravel Piano Concerto in G and Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Seattle Symphony Piano Competition Finals

Friday, 18 September, 2015 7:00PM

Cheer on the three finalists as they compete in the Finals of the first ever Seattle Symphony Piano Competition! These rising-stars will perform American and French piano concertos with the orchestra, conducted by Ludovic Morlot. Winners will be chosen by the jury, chaired by Artist in Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and an audience favorite, chosen by you, will be award as well! Don’t miss these talented young artists performing live at Benaroya Hall.

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Opening Night Concert

Saturday, 19 September, 2015 7:00PM

A thrilling start to the 2015-2016 season and Ludovic Morlot’s fifth season as Music Director in a program of American classics and two works by Saint-Saëns including his final and most exotic piano concerto, the “Egyptian,” featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet as he begins his year-long role as Artist in Residence.

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Opening Night Concert & Gala

Saturday, 19 September, 2015 7:00PM

In a thrilling start to the 2015–2016 season, Ludovic Morlot begins his fifth season as Music Director with a program of American classics and two works by Saint-Saëns, including his final and most exotic piano concerto, the “Egyptian,” featuring 2015–2016 Seattle Symphony Artist in Residence, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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Beethoven & Mahler

Thursday, 24 September, 2015 7:30PM

Shining like a sunbreak on a stormy day, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 begins our cycle celebrating this great composer. Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 – at once mystical, playful, earthy and transcendent – offers us deep glimpses into the human experience.

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Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Untuxed

Friday, 25 September, 2015 7:00PM

This shorter, no-intermission Untuxed concert presents a low-stress way to begin your weekend.

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