GSCC Member Event
Self-ExpressionPoulenc: Gloria; Brahms: Symphony No. 1; Chopin Foundation Competition Winner
Poulenc’s ability to combine serious ideals with the wit and style of Parisian café society resulted in a unique musical dialect. "There is nothing more genuine in me" he remarked. Brahms struggled for two decades in the shadow of Beethoven before completing his first symphony at age 43. The 2015–2016 season marks our first partnership with the Chopin Foundation of the United States: the winner of their Northwest Council competition will appear in concert with Orchestra Seattle.