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September 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Weekend preview: 5 festivals and a highbrow-arty thing

With weather like this, we’re in no rush to go indoors. So ArtsPage HQ brings you a list of five festivals that start or continue this weekend. Still, it is the official start of the fall arts season. Consider kicking it off Saturday night at Seattle Symphony’s season-opening concert and party. Don’t forget to dress…


Comments | More in List, Weekend preview | Topics: Fiestas Patrias, Jefferson Park Jubilee, Night Market

September 8, 2014 at 11:39 AM

SSO on NYT’s Top 100

There’s probably some celebrating going on over at Seattle Symphony HQ right now — The New York Times’ “Fall Arts Preview — Times 100” lists the orchestra’s recording of John Luther Adams’ luminous “Become Ocean” at No. 27. In case you missed it: The the orchestra commissioned the work and premiered it in June,…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Become Ocean, Cantaloupe Music, John Luther Adams

June 19, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Seattle Symphony, players agree on contract extension

This just in: The Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and Seattle Symphony and Opera Players’ Organization have agreed to a three-year contract extension, through Aug. 31, 2018. The current contract was set to expire Aug. 31, 2015; the agreement comes 14 months ahead of schedule. That undoubtedly will smooth the way for new Seattle Opera general…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: classical music, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony

May 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Live from New York: It’s the Seattle Symphony

Off the plane just a few hours before, a group of Seattle Symphony musicians and music director Ludovic Morlot – in New York for an appearance in the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall Tuesday night – took the stage at Greenwich Village nightclub Le Poisson Rouge  late Monday. Seattle Symphony plays Carnegie Hall…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Become Ocean, Carnegie Hall, John Luther Adams

April 28, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Seattle Symphony Media releases three CDs

Seattle Times arts reporter Michael Upchurch has lodged this follow-up to his recent story about Seattle Symphony’s new record label: The Seattle Symphony officially launched its record label, Seattle Symphony Media, on April 1, when downloads of three new releases became available online. But this week brings actual physical CDs that you can give as…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Symphony Media

April 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Local ties in the Pulitzer news: ‘Become Ocean,’ Jen Graves

The Pulitzer Prizes, given each year for excellence in journalism as well as arts and letters, have just been announced to the lucky crowd gathered in New York City.  A couple of local connections sprung up amid the prizes: –The Pulitzer Prize for music went to Alaska composer John Luther Adams for his work “Become…


Comments | More in Arts news | Topics: Jen Graves, John Luther Adams, Pulitzer Prize

April 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Updated: Free SSO concerts

Update from Seattle Symphony: The SSO has stopped taking RSVPs for tickets to the free May 2 concerts because of overwhelming response. That said, there might be no-shows, so the orchestra will give away those seats to walk-ups on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis on the night of the performances. Why: Seattle Symphony has been chosen…


Comments | More in Arts news, Ticket alert | Topics: Become Ocean, Carnegie Hall, classical music

March 20, 2014 at 2:58 PM

‘Butterflies,’ expats and more at SSO

Seattle Symphony has a busy weekend coming up: —On Thursday, the orchestra will present an all-Russian program: the U.S. premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s “Night Butterflies,” along with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Suite from “The Snow Maiden” and Tchaikovsky’s famous “Pathetique” Symphony — the composer’s last, and he led its debut just nine days before he died in 1893….


Comments | More in Arts news, Weekend preview | Topics: Alexander Raskatov, Night Butterflies, Russian composers

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