Saturday, April 21st, 2018
200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101-3428
Let the Seattle Symphony be your tour guide for a sunny vacation through the most beautiful sights and sounds of Europe and Russia. This concert at the S. Mark Taper Auditorium's Benaroya Hall begins with Jacques Ibert's "Escales", inspired by the lively and balmy Mediterranean ports the composer visited while serving in the navy. Ottorino Respighi's "Fountains of Rome" pays homage to the Italian city's more than 2000 fountains at four different times of day, while DeBussy's "La Mer" represents the oceans between each stop on the trip. Sensational pianist Daniil Trifonov joins this symphonic journey to perform Scriabin's acclaimed Piano Concert in F sharp minor, which serves as its own vacation through the mind of one of Russia's most renowned and controversial composers, who wrote the piece in a matter of days at the age of just 24.