The Seattle Symphony have announced their 2017/18 Season, which will explore works by Stravinsky, Berlioz, Prokofiev, Bernstein and Vivaldi, plus include several exciting new commissions and premieres. These commissions will include Become Desert by John Luther Adams (after the highly successful Become Ocean), an as-yet unnamed new work by Alexandra Gardner, David Lang’s symphony without a hero and Andrew Norman’s Cello Concerto with cellist Johannes Moser. The orchestra will also go on tour to several cities in California and do a two-day residency at the University of California, Berkeley.
Music Director Ludovic Morlot commented “As I start the 2017/2018 season as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, I am thrilled to continue this incredible musical journey with our audiences and musicians. Beyond continuing to embrace the music that we all cherish, the new season will offer an opportunity to focus more deeply on the music of Berlioz, Stravinsky and Bernstein. Our role in presenting new music will continue, and I look forward to collaborating with John Luther Adams, David Lang and Andrew Norman, and to welcoming Alexandra Gardner for a residency program, as well as our two Featured Artists, Jeremy Denk and Kenneth Tarver.”
Further information on the season and how to purchase tickets can be found here.