Seattle Symphony Wins Gramophone’s “Orchestra of the Year” Award

13th September, 2018

“‘Listen boldly’ enjoins the logo which the Seattle Symphony introduced in 2011 to mark the beginning of Music Director Ludovic Morlot’s tenure. In the years since, that challenge has been directed not just to their audience but to the organisation itself. Listening boldly means acknowledging the need to reimagine its own identity and taking steps to reposition the SSO within an increasingly compartmentalised cultural landscape. All of which the orchestra has done – and continues to do – with results that have made the music world at large take notice.”


13 September 2018
Thomas May / Gramophone

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Prom 44: Lili Boulanger steals the show in Morlot’s opalescent French tableau

16th August, 2018

“Ludovic Morlot, taking time out from his Seattle Symphony duties, produced a searching and, at times, touching performance of [Lili Boulanger’s] work. His fine hold over the architecture of the piece paid dividends, drawing out the finest touches from the delicate instrumentation while applying full force in the terrifying, heartfelt pleas.”


16 August 2018
Mark Thomas / bachtrack

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Review: Man-Made and Natural Music Merge on a Steamy Sunday

3rd July, 2018

“On Saturday evening, Caramoor presented a more traditional event: a splendid concert by the festival’s resident Orchestra of St. Luke’s in the open-air Venetian Theater. The conductor Ludovic Morlot, departing next year as the music director of the thriving Seattle Symphony, began with a bracing account of Smetana’s ‘Dance of the Comedians.’ ”


3 July 2018
Anthony Tommasini / The New York Times

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