STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH MUSIC
Making music and art can be an incredibly healing experience, creating confidence and fostering connectedness in our community. Our community partner, Path with Art, uses art to transform the lives of our most vulnerable populations. This fall, we partnered with Path with Art and our Music Alive Composer-in-Residence, Trimpin, to create a musical contraption and composition for the instrument in an 8-week workshop. The participants gave a powerful and moving performance at Benaroya Hall on December 2. Click here for more info and photos, and click here to see TV coverage of the project on KOMO News.
TAYLOR SWIFT DONATES $50,000
Inspired by the Seattle Symphony’s recording of John Luther Adams’ stirring work Become Ocean, the international music star donated $50,000 to the Seattle Symphony to support the musicians of today and tomorrow. In her letter to Music Director Ludovic Morlot, Swift praised the beauty of the composition, the musicianship of the orchestra and reminisced about going to hear her local symphony with her grandmother.
A FUTURE WITHOUT VIOLENCE
In response to recent world events, the Seattle Symphony has released Giya Kancheli’s emotional work, Nu.Mu.Zu, for free streaming and download. The work conveys the composer’s struggle with comprehending violence and his hopes for a better future. The piece was recorded live at its U.S. premiere a week before the events in Paris and Beirut.
THREE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS
Congratulations to Ludovic Morlot, violinist Augustin Hadelich, our incredible musicians and recording engineer Dmitriy Lipay on their three Grammy nominations this year! The nominations, all for the second installment in a three-disc, multi-year recording project of the orchestral works of French composer Henri Dutilleux, include Best Orchestral Performance, Best Classical Instrumental Solo and Best Engineered Performance.