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The Seattle Symphony orchestra is now bringing you another delightful live performance, featuring music scores by two of the most renowned artists, Sergei Rachmaninov and Charles Ives. Where Rachmaninov was one of the last great musicians Russian Romantic tradition ever saw, Ives also carved a timeless legacy of innovative and original music. The Benaroya Hall will be filled with remarkable music written and performed by these two enduringly popular artists. Under the principal conductor Ludovic Morlot, the upcoming performance promises to be one of the finest you have ever experienced. Get your Ives tickets today and become part of a memorable live music extravaganza.
Charles Ives was a composer, a modernist and one of the first American musicians to gain international popularity. Although many of his works could not be performed during his lifetime and only became public posthumously, he gained much acclaim for the little that became known in his own time. Charles was inspired to a great degree by his father George Ives who was a musical experimenter and bandmaster. When Charles was only twelve years old, he started playing organ services at the local church and started composing music only a year later. Ives also studied music and was encouraged to go with the conventional parameters, but he kept his creativity alive and continued with experimental music in his own career.
Ives's first symphony showed a musician with strong academic skills of writing a traditional sonata and the courage to display idiosyncratic harmonic style at the same time. This first record also set his style of fusing outdoor music with the instrumentation, which continued for the rest of his professional career. The turn of the century brought his second symphony which showed a clear departure from the conservative approach towards unusual orchestration and phrasing. Almost a decade down the line, Charles Ives was composing some of the masterpieces of his entire repertoire, including Holiday Symphony and Three Places in New England. Even today Charles Ives' works are matchless in their beauty and detail to finesse. Now you can also experience his works performed live.
The second equally admirable artist to be featured in the upcoming event is Sergei Rachmaninov. Rachmaninov was a legendary pianist of the twentieth century and one of the most influential Russian composers of all times. He emigrated after the 1917 Communist Revolution and paved his way to become one of the most sought after and highest paid concert stars of his era. The composer, conductor and pianist is known for his song-like melodicism, use of rich orchestral shades and expressiveness. Not only did he used piano prominently in most of his works but also explored several expressive possibilities of the instrument through his own performance skills.
Sergei Rachmaninov was a conservatory student before he started his music career. Studying music since the age of four, he received the Great Gold Medal for his first opera “Aleko”. Although his first symphony could not fare as well as he hoped, with his second symphony he cemented his stature as one of the finest musicians of his time. Rachmaninov has produced some of the outstanding compositions particularly in the Russian romantic tradition. Some of his most acclaimed symphonies include The Bells and the Isle of the Dead in addition to the Prelude in C-Sharp Minor.
These two legends, Charles Ives and Sergei Rachmaninov, are included in the lineup of Seattle Symphony Orchestra for its upcoming performance at the Benaroya Hall. Coming into formation in 1903, the orchestra is one of the most preferred groups by the lovers of music. With an impressive repertoire of more than 140 recordings and with a long list of accolades including twelve Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, Seattle Symphony promises a worth attending concert. Get your Ives tickets while they are still available and prepare to experience orchestral music at its best.