French conductor Ludovic Morlot holds dual positions as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony and Chief Conductor of La Monnaie ¦ De Munt opera house in Brussels, Belgium. 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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Sensational Night at the SSO

26th September, 2014

Sensational Night at the SSO

“The performance Morlot drew from the orchestra in Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major was superb. From the rich anticipatory mood, to the gentle regret of the second movement, to dancelike fun — then the vitality, gaiety and final exuberance of the last movement — all moved along with zest.”

“The musicians performed splendidly, but kudos go first and foremost to Morlot, who elicited their response to his wishes. He is no podium dancer as a conductor; his feet are firmly rooted except when he lifts off a little in emphasis. He brings the orchestra with him, his right hand in a clear beat, his left elucidating nuances, his body communicating the emotions he is after. The performance was riveting. We are so fortunate to have him here.”

Philippa Kiraly / Seattle Times
26 September 2014

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…the loveliest apocalypse in musical history.”

Alex Ross / The New Yorker

 

The first recording of John Luther Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Become Ocean – commissioned and performed by Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony — was released worldwide on September 30.

 

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