- One ticket to Bienvenue en France!, presented by the Seattle Festival Orchestra
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $8 for a performance on Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m., at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church (up to $15 value)
- $12 for a performance on Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m., at Town Hall Seattle (up to $20 value)
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts.
Seattle Festival Orchestra transports listeners across the ocean to France during this sparkling spring concert. Teenaged pianist Aaron Petit takes the spotlight for a sweepingly sentimental Chopin concerto, the center point of a program celebrating continental composers.
- Chabrier—Joyeuse marche: Chabrier wrote his “joyful march” in a spirit of playfulness, intending to tickle the funny-bones of music lovers and tease his colleagues in one tuneful swoop. Even if listeners don’t catch every witty quotation and surprise, the music still carries with it an air of unabashed jubilation.
- Lalo—Symphony in G minor: Each movement of the Wagner-influenced symphony takes the listener on a journey, from the thundering opening to a spirited finale that closes in darkness.
- Chopin—Piano Concerto No. 1: The composer himself described the piece as having “a romantic, calm, and rather melancholy character…a kind of moonlight reverie on a beautiful spring night.”
- Turina—Danzas fantásticas: Turina embraces his Andalusian roots in these three spirited Spanish dances, which have a fittingly narrative feel—the composer took his inspiration from José Mas’s novel La orgia.
Seattle Festival Orchestra
The group formerly known as Musicians Emeritus Symphony Orchestra hasn't changed its mission—it's just dropped a few syllables. Under their new moniker, these musicians continue to tunefully bow, blare, and percuss their way through polished programs that celebrate the joy of performing. Music Director Wesley Schulz leads the musicians—who range in age from teenagers to nonagenarians—as they sonically tear into timeless pieces and new compositions alike.