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Inside Thomas Dausgaard’s Sudden Departure From The Seattle Symphony

Yes, music directors quit all the time, but virtually never in the middle of a season and, in the modern era, not effective immediately. – Post Alley
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Why Thomas Dausgaard Abruptly Quit The Seattle Symphony?

Dausgaard, 58, had seemed a good fit for his position, which he had held just since fall 2019. But he was separated from the acclaimed orchestra for much of 2020 and 2021 because of pandemic-related travel restrictions. – The New York Times
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Seattle Maestro Resigns by Email and Says He Felt 'Not Safe'

The Seattle Symphony said it had tried to support its music director, Thomas Dausgaard. But their strained relations deteriorated during the pandemic. #seattlemaestro #hefeltnotsafe #thomasdausgaard #seattlesymphony
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We Hardly Knew Ya: Dausgaard Abruptly Quits Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony music director Thomas Dausgaard has abruptly stepped down from his post, midway through his third season at the top of Seattle’s flagship orchestra. – Seattle Times
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Heart’s Nancy Wilson recalls advising on ‘Almost Famous’ ‘golden god’ acid trip

Cameron Crowe already had nearly everything he needed when he set out to make his 2000 film “Almost Famous.” The movie about a 15-year-old journalist on the road for Rolling Stone magazine in the ’70s was based on the writer-director’s own life, after all. And what he didn’t have — the rock ‘n’ roll sound of the movie’s rock band Stillwater — he knew where to get. Who better than his then-wife Nancy Wilson, the guitarist and singer in the hard-rocking band Heart, which rose to real-life fame aro...
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Clarinetist Anthony McGill Wins $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize

Mr. McGill was the Philharmonic’s first Black principal musician when he joined in 2014; he is currently its only Black player. He appears at David Geffen Hall and elsewhere as a concerto soloist, and is in a trio with his brother, Demarre McGill — the principal flute of the Seattle Symphony — and the pianist Michael McHale. In 2009, he performed at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Barack Obama, Mcgill, Seattle Symphony, Philharmonic, David Geffen Hall, Anthony McGill, Demarre McGill, Michael McHale, 09.15.20

6 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Our writers offer suggestions for what to watch or listen to while we’re housebound.
Tags: Music, Television, Country Music, News, Dancing, Memorial Day, Classical Music, Theater, Joyce Theater, Guirgis, Seattle Symphony, Ives, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Wounded Warrior Project, Grand Ole Opry House

Simon Woods Chosen As League Of American Orchestras Next Leader

Mr. Woods’s previous position ended just as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season was about to begin last year. After building a reputation for innovation during his run as president of the Seattle Symphony from 2011 to 2017, he arrived in Los Angeles to follow Deborah Borda, who decamped to New York after a long, inspired run in California. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, New York, California, Los Angeles, Woods, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deborah Borda, Simon Woods, 04.03.20

Livestreaming the Seattle Symphony Became a Source of Connection in Dark Times

The live performance wasn’t really live, but it felt like being there all the same.
Tags: Music, News, Yo-yo, Ma, Seattle Symphony, Shutdowns (Institutional, Dark Times, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

American Arts Organizations Take Ad Hoc Approach To Coronavirus Response

In a vivid example of the ad hoc and highly inconsistent way arts organizations are dealing with the spread of the potentially deadly coronavirus, the Seattle Symphony is operating as usual and played to large audiences over the weekend. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Symphony canceled all performances this week and next. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Issues, Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, 03.09.20

The Seattle Symphony’s Miraculous Reinvention (And Now New Challenges)

Ten years ago the Seattle Symphony was badly broken. Miraculously, a new leadership team emerged, the orchestra chased reinvention and its fortunes soared. Now that leadership has departed and there are big questions about what’s next. –
Tags: Art, Music, Seattle Symphony, 12.09.19

Become Desert

Become Desert John Luther Adams Seattle Symphony, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Ludovic Morlot, conductor Cantaloupe Music “Become Desert is both a celebration of the deserts we are given, and a lamentation of the deserts we create.” – John Luther Adams Born in Mississippi, John Luther Adams first came to the attention of listeners as a composer and author based in Alaska, where he lived and worked for some forty years. Pieces such as Inuksuit, The Place Where Y...
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Seattle Symphony gets thunderous applause performing a piece that caused a riot years ago

“The Rite of Spring” provoked a famous riot at the premiere in 1913 — but 106 years later, Stravinsky’s iconic score drew riotous applause at the Seattle Symphony.
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Review: Violinist Augustin Hadelich’s Halloween night concert with Seattle Symphony was all treats, no tricks

The superb violinist Augustin Hadelich gave a performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto Thursday night that will linger long in the memory.
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Pianist Lang Lang, once dubbed ‘Bang Bang’ for his flashy technique, brings exquisite refinement to Seattle Symphony concert

The crowds poured into Benaroya Hall to hear Lang Lang, possibly the most famous pianist on the planet, who proceeded to give his Seattle Symphony audience a Beethoven concerto of remarkable nuance.
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What does a mother’s love sound like? Seattle Symphony’s Lullaby Project finds out.

In the Lullaby Project, parents experiencing homelessness work with Seattle Symphony musicians and graduate students from Seattle Pacific University to compose lullabies for their children. The songs will be performed at a free public concert at Benaroya Hall on Mother’s Day, May 12.
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Boulez and Berio highlight Morlot’s farewell [untitled] concert at Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony’s [untitled] series was inaugurated in 2012 by its newly arrived Music Director, Ludovic Morlot. Three Fridays a year, small groupings of Symphony and visiting musicians set up in the Grand Lobby outside the orchestra’s main Benaroya Hall venue for a late night of contemporary music. This year’s series has been devoted to the European avant-garde, starting with Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee in October and continuing this past March 22 with two landmarks of Darmstadt serialism: Berio’...
Tags: Religion, Classical Music, Seattle, Concert Review, Northwest, Darmstadt, Concerts, Michael Werner, Boulez, Messiaen, Seattle Symphony, Schell, Benaroya Hall, Ligeti, Schnee, Deutsche Grammophon

New experiences shape the music of Seattle Symphony’s composer in residence

Derek Bermel, Seattle Symphony's 2018-19 composer in residence, debuts a composition for Seattle Symphony's new Octave 9 facility on April 28, and works with veterans experiencing homelessness on music that will be performed May 11.
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The art of programming a classical-music concert: Seattle Symphony brings together Dvorak, Walker, Szymanowski

Seattle Symphony's concerts April 11 and 13 will bring together Dvořák’s “New World” (Symphony No. 9); Szymanowski’s folk-influenced Violin Concerto No. 2 and George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 5 (“Visions”).
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Dvorak, Seattle Symphony, Szymanowski, George Walker, Dvorak Walker Szymanowski

A Composer’s Final Work Contains ‘Visions’ of an American Master

The Seattle Symphony’s posthumous live premiere of George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 5 could be a game-changer for the pioneering composer’s legacy.
Tags: News, Classical Music, Ian, Walker, Seattle Symphony, Hobson, George Walker, George T (1922-2018, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonia No. 5 (Visions) (Musical Work

JUNO Award Winners 2019: The Full Winner List

The Juno Awards, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and CBC took over Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last weekend to celebrate Canada's annual biggest night if music. Hosted by Sarah McLachlan, the event featured 11 spectacular performances including Dance Recording of the Year winners Loud Luxury alongside the Western University Marching Band; emerging pop-singer and Breakthrough Artist of the Year bülow; Rock Album of the Year and Group of the Year winne...
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At Seattle Symphony’s new Octave 9, a 24-hour music marathon promises Cloud 9 for new music lovers

Seattle Symphony is presenting a nonstop, 24-hour marathon of music by more than 50 living composers on March 23-24 at its recently opened Octave 9 venue.
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Seattle Symphony and Chorale’s performance of Bach’s ‘Mass in B Minor’ is gratifyingly good

Bach’s masterpiece has left posterity struggling for superlatives to describe its scope and impact; nothing about it is easy or routine.
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Rant & Rave: Heading in the right direction

Readers rave about preventing fall, Seattle Symphony, manhole-cover orientation, Woodland Park Zoo, spreading ashes on a beautiful day; rant about event planning, dry cleaner losing dress, scolded for looking at dogs, pop-up stolen-goods market
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Seattle Symphony Opens New High Tech Space To Explore Future Of Music

The Constellation system relies on 62 overhead loudspeakers; 10 compact subwoofers; four floor box speakers; two PA speakers; 28 miniature overhead microphones; four handheld microphones; and four headset microphones. “While taking and creating a space that is very much trying to leverage this technology to open new possibilities, the room needed to feel like it could hold its own architectural character, in a way that wasn’t about just coming in and seeing all the gadgets on the ceiling,” – Ge...
Tags: Art, Audience, Seattle Symphony, 02.26.19

Here’s a first look at Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9, a performance venue that morphs into different kinds of spaces

The versatile new performance venue can adjust its acoustics to sound like everything from a classroom to a big hall to "sacred space." It also has 13 screens that can either encircle the room, creating a fully digital visual field, or be put away for a more lo-fi feel.
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The Grammys You Care About Will Not All Be Televised

Aside from the televised presentations during last night’s 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony (which you can still relive highlights from on the CBS website), The Recording Academy handed out many other awards yesterday at Los Angeles’s Staples Center. Here are some of the ones we are most excited about. launch gallery Recordings of works by living American composers triumphed over older repertoire in the Best Opera, Best Choral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo, Best Chamber Mu...
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Brandi Carlile wins first 3 Grammys ahead of tonight’s big show; Seattle Symphony, Chris Cornell also win

Later tonight, Brandi Carlile is set to perform at the 61st Grammy Awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where the hometown hero is up for three of the most prestigious awards. Seattle Symphony won 2 Grammys, while Chris Cornell won with his posthumous single "When Bad Goes Good."
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Brandi Carlile wins first 3 Grammys ahead of tonight’s big show; Seattle Symphony wins 2

Later tonight, Brandi Carlile is set to perform at the 61st Grammy Awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where the hometown hero is up for three of the most prestigious awards.
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Seattle Symphony is up for 3 Grammys. Here’s a beginners guide to enjoying the Symphony.

Seattle Symphony is up for three Grammy Awards — a good reminder that we have a world-class orchestra here. For those unfamiliar with attending a Symphony performance, here's how to dip a toe (an ear?) into the world of live classical music.
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