THE SYMPHONY SPOTLIGHT
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.
October 1, 8pm: The New World Symphony
Capturing the spirit of the vast, diverse United States in a single piece of music is tricky business, but many composers do it admirably. This week, Dave Beck takes us through an upcoming concert featuring great music written here in the USA. John Adams’ piece “Lollapalooza” channels this country in its distinctly American title and in its orchestration. Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto, based on some of the film scores he had written, gives us a glimpse into Hollywood life seen from the perspective of an immigrant. And Dvořák’s New World Symphony, written in New York, captures the excitement a first-time visitor might feel in the big city.
This is the third and final installment of our spotlight on the Seattle Symphony's monthlong Dvorák Festival.
SEATTLE SYMPHONY BROADCASTS
Hear Sean MacLean and Ludovic Morlot present exclusive broadcast concerts on the first Friday of each month at 9pm.
October 3, 9pm: Daphnis et Chloé
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Seattle Symphony Chorale
Performance date: June 5-7, 2014
HENRI DUTILLEUX: Symphony No. 2, "Le double"
MAURICE RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé [complete ballet]