Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Robert Schumann – “Zwickauer” Symphony
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1
Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
Resilience. Determination. Exultation. Schumann’s Second Symphony reminds us how humans, flaws and all, can overcome challenges with guts and grace. The pain and humiliation of a hand injury that ended his piano career led Schumann onto a symphonic path blazed by Beethoven, as heard in the fiery “Zwickauer” Symphony. The willful streak that carried Beethoven through so much personal hardship was already well developed in the First Piano Concerto, his proud and unbending bid to fill the mighty large shoes of Mozart.
Bring a young person! The Seattle Symphony invites up to two people ages 8–18 to attend this show FREE with the purchase of an accompanying adult ticket. Family Connections passes become available three weeks prior to the concert date, and are available by phone and in-person at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office. Click here for more information about Family Connections tickets.