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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Screams and silence: the new approach at Seattle Symphony

16th June, 2016

Screams and silence: the new approach at Seattle Symphony

“Since his appointment as music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra six years ago, Ludovic Morlot has shaken things up at Benaroya Hall.”

“Much of the discussion about Morlot’s programming has centered on audience development, but what about the philosophy driving the music? “Tuning Up!” the two-week, nine-concert series of modern American music that kicks off Friday, June 17, offered a good opportunity to ask the maestro himself. In a candid, wide-ranging and animated conversation in his office recently, Morlot revealed what’s shaping this exciting new era of Seattle’s symphonic life.”

16 June 2016
Paul de Barros / Seattle Times

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Morlot and the Seattle Symphony bring to life two pieces that celebrate children’s play — a live recording of Stravinsky’s much-loved virtuoso classic of the orchestral repertoire, Petrushka, and a studio recording of Debussy’s rarely recorded La boîte à joujoux (“The Toy Box”).