Pekka Kuusisto, violin
Estelí Gomez, soprano
John Taylor Ward, baritone
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Helen Grime – Snow: No. 2 from Two Eardley Pictures (US premiere)
Mendelssohn – Violin Concerto
Nielsen – Symphony No. 3
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is a marvel of German precision that is sure to raise your pulse. Principal Guest Conductor Dausgaard brings us Nielsen, the renowned symphonist from Denmark, who creates ever-expanding horizons and soaring voices in his Third Symphony.
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.
“Dynamic Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is back with the Seattle Symphony this week, with Mendelssohn’s beautiful violin concerto on the program, plus his compatriot Carl Nielsen’s Third Symphony. We don’t hear enough Nielsen here and his voice is a distinctive one. And, there’s a US premiere, of young Scottish composer Helen Grime’s ‘Snow.’…” ~ Seattle music critic Philippa Kiraly. This concert is an LMP Critic’s Pick.