200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98111
8:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Elisa Barston, violin
Nicole Cabell, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
Clifton Forbis, tenor
Eric Owens, bass
Eva Lucero & Patricio Touceda, Dancer
Seattle Symphony Chorale
Piazzolla: Las cuatro estaciónes porteñas ("The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires")
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"
Ludovic Morlot leads the Seattle Symphony in Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, featuring the Seattle Symphony Chorale and four distinguished vocal soloists. The festive program opens with Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring Elisa Barston as soloist. This colorful, four-movement work — which blends the rhythms and moods of the Argentinean tango with references to Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons — will come to life as talented tango dancers perform onstage.» Program NotesElisa Barston’s performance is generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur through the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Musicians Circle.