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Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra: "A Great Teacher is a Great Artist"

  • Benoroya Hall 200 University St Seattle, WA 98101 United States (map)

"A Great Teacher is a Great Artist" 

John Steinbeck once asserted that he had "come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are any other great artists."  This program celebrates some of music history's greatest student-teacher relationships. The concert opens with two popular works by Camille Saint-Saëns, moves on to music by Saint-Saëns' pupil Fauré, presents a concerto by Fauré's student Ravel, and concludes with three works by Ravel's disciple Ralph Vaughan Williams, including his penultimate symphony, No. 8, which boasts its composer's most exotic-ever writing for the percussion section. Cristina Valdés is the soloist in Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand.

Saint-Saëns | Suite algérienne, Op. 60: Marche militaire française

  Danse macabre, Op. 40

Fauré | Pavane, Op. 50

Ravel | Concerto for the Left Hand

Vaughan Williams | Sea Songs

 Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

 Symphony No. 8 in d

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