Ludovic Morlot will end his tenure as music director of Seattle Symphony with his eighth season beginning this fall. The 2018–2019 programming will explore his influences from the French repertoire, including works by Claude Debussy and contemporary composers.
The season will kick off September 15 with an opening night gala featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and a program including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Kchachaturian’s Piano Concerto.
Additional highlights include three programs from Principal Guest Conductor and Music Director Designate Thomas Dausgaard, ten world premieres from the likes of Kinan Azmeh, Derek Bermel, Joël-François Durand, Heiner Goebbels, John Harbison, Caroline Shaw, and Chen Yi, pieces from 25 contemporary composers including John Adams and Kaija Saariaho, and the Seattle return of Silkorad Ensemble.
For the complete lineup and more information, visit SeattleSymphony.org.