Seattle Symphony


Benaroya Hall
200 University Street, Downtown Seattle, Seattle

  • 1819 0131 Sub10 880X300

Surprises abound when thoughtful musicians indulge in a bit of mischief and mayhem!

The first symphony that Shostakovich composed as a frisky teenager crackles with dark humor and cheeky irony. Pianist Jonathan Biss, a virtuoso of the highest order, approaches his craft with a scholar’s curiosity and a raconteur’s knack for captivating the minds and ears of his audience. He asked Caroline Shaw, the multi-talented composer and performer who became the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, to compose this concerto as a response to Beethoven, an endeavor that calls for a healthy balance of sanctity and whimsy.


Create an account | Reset your password