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Every Wednesday at 8pm, join KING FM host Dave Beck and a co-host from the Seattle Symphony for an update from behind the scenes at Benaroya Hall. Get the inside story on upcoming concerts before you hear them in the concert hall or over the airwaves.

March 29, 8pm: Thomas Dausgaard

KING FM’s Dave Beck speaks with Seattle Symphony principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who returns to lead an SSO All-Rachmaninov program in Benaroya Hall this week.  Working with Gregorian chant specialists Capella Romana, Maestro Dausgaard and the SSO will explore the sounds that Rachmaninov would have heard as a child in the Russian Orthodox Church. Those sounds play an important role in the composer’s First  Piano Concerto and Second Symphony on the program this week.


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Ludovic Morlot on Beethoven: The Journey From Darkness to Light
Wednesday, March 22

Dave Beck visits backstage at Benaroya Hall with music director Ludovic Morlot, who reflects on the SSO’s latest Grammy Award-winning recording and other recent highlights in the life of the orchestra.  Plus, Ludovic shares his thoughts on the conclusion this week of the SSO’s two-year cycle of Beethoven symphonies and concertos.  The cycle concludes with SSO performing Beethoven 5th Symphony  March 23 and 25.  Also on the program, “Memorial to Lidice” by Bohuslav Martinu , Beethoven’s “Creatures of Prometheus” Overture, and Betrand Chamayou appearing as soloist in Bartok’s Second Piano Concerto.

In his notes for the Masterworks Concerts Ludovic Morlot says: “The program is an exploration of ideas surrounding music in the time of war, the journey from darkness to light and how each of us addresses that journey.”  It is the Beethoven 5th Symphony with its strife-torn first movement and exultant finale that gives this journey its most vivid musical expression.


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Listen 24/7 to the KING FM Seattle Symphony Channel, devoted to playing symphonic music spanning hundreds of years. On this channel you’ll hear vintage and new recordings from the Seattle Symphony and great performances by esteemed orchestras all around the world. You’ll also hear conversations with Ludovic Morlot, Simon Woods, and other Seattle Symphony musicians and guests.

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Hear host Dave Beck present exclusive broadcast concerts on the first Friday of each month at 9pm.

Friday, April 7 at 9pm

Edgar Varèse: Tuning Up
Charles Ives: Orchestral Set No. 2
     Members of the Seattle Symphony Chorale
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
     Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Derek Bermel: Elixir
     Lydia Kavina, theremin
John Adams: My Father Knew Charles Ives
Duke Ellington: Harlem
     Cuong Vu, trumpet

Ludovic Morlot, conductor