Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Beethoven — The Consecration of the House
Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven — Symphony No. 5
Prelude at 7pm
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to the Hayes Hall Galleries. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the Hayes Hall Galleries and light fare at the cafe.
Tickets start at $29
French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. During the 2018-19 season, they continued their incredible musical journey. Among others, newly commissioned works this season have included Caroline Shaw’s Piano Concerto and the U.S. premiere of Pascal Dusapin’s At Swim-Two-Birds. The orchestra has many successful recordings, five of which have won Grammy® Awards. A box set of music by Dutilleux was recently released on their own label, Seattle Symphony Media, to mark the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Morlot was Chief Conductor of La Monnaie for three years (2012-14). During that time, he conducted several new productions, including La Clemenza di Tito, Jenufa and Pelléas et Mélisande, as well as concert performances in both Brussels and at the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival.
Trained as a violinist, Morlot studied conducting at the Pierre Monteux School with Charles Bruck and Michael Jinbo. He continued his education in London at the Royal Academy of Music and then at the Royal College of Music as recipient of the Norman del Mar Conducting Fellowship. Morlot was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2014 in recognition of his significant contribution to music. He is Chair of Orchestral Conducting Studies at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle.
“One of the most admired pianists of his generation” (The New York Times), Inon Barnatan is celebrated for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence and consummate artistry. He is the recipient of both a prestigious 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award, which recognizes “young artists of exceptional accomplishment.” He was recently named the new Music Director of the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest, beginning in 2019.
A regular soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, the Israeli pianist recently completed his third and final season as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. After his recent debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony, he opened the season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and made recent debuts with both the London and Helsinki philharmonic orchestras.
A sought-after chamber musician, he is a former member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and continues to make regular appearances. His passion for contemporary music has led him to him commission and perform many works by living composers, including premieres of pieces by Thomas Adès, Sebastian Currier, Avner Dorman, Alan Fletcher, Joseph Hallman, Alasdair Nicolson, Andrew Norman and Matthias Pintscher.