Luke Fitzpatrick, violin
Sandra Saathoff, flute
Adam Stern, conductor
Johannes Brahms – Serenade No. 2 in A major, Op. 16
Luciano Berio – Corale
Frank Martin – Ballade
Alexander Borodin – Prince Igor: Overture and Polovtsian Dances
The Seattle Philharmonic’s season closes with music from the 19th and 20th centuries. One of Johannes Brahms’ earliest attempts at symphonic writing, the Serenade No. 2 is a lush work boasting some of its composer’s most beguiling melodies and a unique orchestration (no violins!). Luciano Berio’s Corale and Frank Martin’s Ballade are both arresting and intriguing concertos in miniature, and will feature, respectively, violinist Luke Fitzpatrick and the Philharmonic’s Principal Flute, Sandra Saathoff. The concert concludes with music from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor: the Overture and the ever-popular Polovtsian Dances.