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French conductor Ludovic Morlot is Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. Read on to learn about his upcoming performance schedule, explore a range of video and audio samples, and hear the latest news about his performances and recordings.

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Still Fresh: Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Embark on a New Season

21st September, 2015

Still Fresh: Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Embark on a New Season

“I imagine some people are doing a double take when they realize Ludovic Morlot has just started his fifth season helming the Seattle Symphony. Well, it is hard to believe we’re almost a decade into his tenure: his approach to me feels as fresh as ever.”

“Saturday evening’s season opener certainly had several Morlot trademarks: a lovely pairing of American and French composers that showed off the health and vigor of the musicians, along with a like-minded peer in the guest artist for the second half.”

“The artistic high point came with the orchestral suite Copland fashioned from his original chamber-orchestra score for Appalachian Spring. Here was a touching example of Morlot’s fresh perspective…Copland’s suite sounded as if it were being sung in a single tender breath.”


21 September 2015
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The second installment of Ludovic Morlot’s venture to record Henri Dutilleux’s complete orchestral works features one of the composer’s most exciting symphonic offerings — Métaboles – and a riveting live recording of his Symphony No. 2. Plus, acclaimed violinist Augustin Hadelich joins for an extraordinary performance of L’arbre des songes. The recording is available on CD or as a digital download from Amazon and iTunes.