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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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Side-by-Side Concert at the University of Washington

1st April, 2015

Side-by-Side Concert at the University of Washington

In his role as an Affiliate Professor and Chair of Orchestral Conducting at the University of Washington’s School of Music, Ludovic Morlot will lead the UW Symphony Orchestra and members of the Seattle Symphony in a side-by-side concert on Friday, April 24.

Works by Beethoven, Stravinsky and Debussy will showcase each ensemble individually, followed by side-by-side performances of Ravel’s “Mother Goose” Suite and Dukas’ Fanfare from La Peri. For this free concert at the University’s Meany Theater, Morlot will be joined on the podium by UW Symphony Director David Alexander Rahbee and doctoral student Tigran Arakelyan.


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Hailed by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross as “the loveliest apocalypse in musical history,”  John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music. Commissioned and recorded by Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony, this incredible new masterpiece recently won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.