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SEATTLE SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES NEW CONDUCTOR FOR 2011-2012 SEASON
January 24, 2011, 2:15 pm
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Seattle Times
Newly designated French conductor Ludovic Morlot has some big ideas brewing for the 2011-2012 Seattle Symphony itinerary and there seems to be something for every Seattleite on the menu. Get excited for innovative new programs created by Morlot such as “Sonic Evolution,” that will team local Seattle band Hey Marseilles with songwriter legends Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Kobain as inspiration and musical alluding. Alongside your symphony classics like Mozart, Bach, Chopin and Brahms you will see the likes of James Bond themes, sci-fi film scores, holiday tunes and American classics in the “Seattle Pops Series.” International collaborations will be a big highlight in the “Visiting Orchestra Series” as the Seattle strings and brass are joined by visiting orchestras from across the globe; Korea, Russia and Hungary to name a few participating countries. The season finale is of extra-terrestrial proportions and will include HD images from NASA space explorations and music from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Bold and exciting picks Morlot. Scope the link above to learn more about the upcoming Seattle Symphony season.

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GET TO KNOW NEW SEATTLE SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE LUDOVIC MORLOT
July 12, 2010, 1:03 pm
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Thirty-six-year-old French conductor Ludovic Morlot talks to KCTS 9’S Enrique Cerna about being the new Music Director Designate of the Seattle Symphony.
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LUDOVIC MORLOT NAMED MUSIC DIRECTOR OF SEATTLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
June 30, 2010, 12:14 pm
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New York Times
Frenchman Ludovic Morlot, who will become the next music director of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Gerard Schwarz will step down at the end of next season after 26 years as music director, and Mr. Morlot will assume the mantle in the fall of 2011 with a six-year contract. Born in Lyons, France, Mr. Morlot studied violin at the University of Montreal and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He applied to the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Festival as a conducting fellow, and was the only one chosen. He has guest conducted at the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Seattle Symphony and others. Several players in the orchestras he has led described Mr. Morlot as a thoughtful, intuitive musician with a good sense of phrasing and a collaborative manner. Although Mr. Morlot has won positive reviews and is in high demand as a guest conductor, Seattle is taking something of a risk, because he has never had an orchestra of his own. Mr. Morlot said he felt no fear about that, “just pure excitement.” For further details, follow the link.

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