NEW CONCERT RECORDING: Seattle Symphony [untitled]

Morlot and musicians LPR (c) Brandon Patoc

Photo credit: Brandon Patoc

If you weren’t able to make it to the Benaroya Hall for the first Seattle Symphony [untitled] concert of the season, we have a throwback in the form of Ligeti’s String Quartet No.1 for you!

Elisa Barston & Mikhail Shmidt, violins; Mara Gearman, viola; Walter Gray, cello

If you’re unfamiliar with the [untitled] series, take note: three times per season, the concerts move out of the main hall at Benaroya and into the lobby.  The atmosphere is casual, the concertgoers younger than your average concert, the music is all modern, and the shows start at 10pm.  You can perch above from the balcony level, sit in chairs on the ground level, even on the floor if you prefer.  Standing up and walking around is okay end even encouraged, to explore the different vantage points.  This is one of many ways the Seattle Symphony has proved itself to be an innovative, forward-thinking force in the world of classical music and the results are great.  It was great to see a packed house for the October show!

The next two [untitled] concerts of the season are on Friday, February 13 featuring a string quartet by John Adams and Friday, May 1, featuring a world premiere by Trimpin.