Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Thursday, December 2 at 7:30pm PT Uniquely pioneering sound worlds of Florence Price and Samuel Barber frame a brand new work by firebrand composer Joel Thompson. Ravel looked to the fresh rhythms of jazz to create his Piano Concerto, a joyful showcase for stunning pianist Hélène Grimaud. Program: PRICE: Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 2 RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G JOEL THOMPSON: To Awaken the Sleeper (Seattle Symphony Co-commission) BARBER: Symphony No. 1 Peter Oundjian, conductor Hélène Grimaud, piano Stephen Newby, narrator Seattle Symphony 2021–2022 Masterworks Season Sponsor: Delta Air Lines Hélène Grimaud's performances are generously supported by Stephen Whyte and Rebecca Ralston. Joel Thompson's To Awaken the Sleeper was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony with the support of Betty Graham. Joel Thompson's To Awaken the Sleeper is presented as part of the Seattle Symphony’s New Music WORKS initiative, which is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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