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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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Sublime Salonen from the Seattle Symphony and Jennifer Koh

7th November, 2014

Sublime Salonen from the Seattle Symphony and Jennifer Koh

“Morlot, who trained as a violinist himself, seemed entirely in his element in this compelling performance. The work’s internal contrasts fascinated, and Salonen’s gifts as an orchestrator were given their full due, drawing the ear not merely to spellbinding colours, but to Salonen’s ability to differentiate his palette within a relatively confined slice of the spectrum as well.”

“Morlot gave special attention to Barber’s brainy lyricism, deftly folding together its polyphonic layers in the second development of this highly condensed music.”


7 November 2014
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On November 11, Seattle Symphony Media released its fifth disc under the baton of Music Director Ludovic Morlot. The album features the premiere recording of Alexander Raskatov’s new Piano Concerto, “Night Butterflies” — a dynamic offering written for and performed by pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama. This daring new work is perfectly paired with an electrifying live recording of Stravinsky’s iconic The Rite of Spring.