The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. During the 2018/19 season they have continued on their incredible musical journey, focusing particularly on the music of Debussy, and works by composers he influenced or that influenced him. Amongst others, newly commissioned works this season have included Caroline Shaw’s Piano Concerto and the US premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s At Swim-Two-Birds.
The orchestra have many successful recordings, which have won five Grammy Awards. A box set of music by Dutilleux was recently released on their own label, Seattle Symphony Media, to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Excerpts from Ravel Ma Mère l’Oye suite for orchestra, Berlioz La Mort de Cléopâtre with Joyce DiDonato & Stravinsky The Firebird
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Seattle Symphony, Bach Mass in B Minor