What You'll Get
If you've always wanted to go to the symphony but have been a little intimidated, Seattle Symphony's Beethoven Untuxed is the concert for you. This low-key evening is your chance to hear one of history's greatest composers in an accessible, shorter format, and you can leave the tux at home -- the orchestra certainly will be! Beethoven gave his last performance as a soloist with orchestra to premiere Piano Concerto No. 4, which was at the time called "the most admirable, singular, artistic and complex Beethoven concerto ever." Today it's one of the central works of the piano concerto repertoire. Imogen Cooper, one of the finest interpreters of the classical repertoire, will perform the piece's dizzyingly cascading piano runs. Conducted by maestro Ludovic Morlot, this program at Benaroya Hall will also include Ewald's Brass Quintet No. 3.
Running time is approximately 60 minutes.
There will be an Ask the Artist session in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby following the concert.
The Fine Print
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