The 18-time Grammy-nominated and two-time Emmy-winning Seattle Symphony continues to thrill with its internationally acclaimed innovative programs – this time with a concert of German works conducted by music director Ludovic Morlot. Highlighted by the talents of two soloists – principal violist Susan Gulkis Assadi and principal cellist Efe Baltacigil – the event features Johannes Brahms’ thrilling Symphony No. 3. The most personal of all of Brahms’ symphonies, this yearningly beautiful work, written while he stayed near the Reine, reflects Brahms pondering his life and memories. You’ll also hear Richard Strauss’ whimsical, witty Don Quixote. Based on Cervantes’ classic tale of the deluded old knight, it’s one of the most enjoyable pieces in the great composer’s canon.