In 2020 orchestras around the globe are set to mark the 250th year since the birth of Beethoven. Seattle Symphony form their own tribute with the Beethoven Festival, performing a number of special concerts heralding this momentous year. In June 18th and 20th the program continues with the pastoral Symphony No. 6 and Symphony No.8 as well as Potlach Symphony 2020, a project which brings together first nation artists from Puget Sounds with the Seattle Symphony.
Conducting the Seattle Symphony is Thomas Dausgaard, SSO's musical director renowned for his impressive back-catalogue of high profile recordings, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance in 2018. Performers include Swil Kanim on violin, a regular featured performer at San Francisco's American Indian Film Awards since 2003, and members of regional native tribes.
Performance date: 18 June 2020
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