Seattle Philharmonic: A Major U.S. Premiere: Gipps' Fifth
$35 ($24 senior/student)
- Soren Hamm, alto saxophone
Felix Mendelssohn — Athalia, Op. 74 ("Overture" & "War March of the Priests")
Jacques Ibert — Concertino da Camera (Soren Hamm, alto saxophone)
Ruth Gipps — Symphony No. 5 (U.S. premiere)
Beginning with our 2018 performance of her Symphony No. 2, the Philharmonic has been at the forefront of the revival of interest in the music of Ruth Gipps. Her final symphony, the Fifth, will simultaneously receive its U.S. premiere and its second-ever performance at this concert. We begin with the appropriately-titled Hullabaloo by Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock, specifically intended as a rousing and lively program opener, and continue with incidental music that Felix Mendelssohn wrote for Jean Racine's play Athalia. The orchestra then proudly presents the winner of the Philharmonic’s 2022 Don Bushell Competition, saxophonist Soren Hamm, in Jacques Ibert's bubbly Concertino da Camera.
Youth 16 and under are free and can receive a complimentary ticket at the Benaroya Hall ticket office 2 hours before the concert start time.
Seattle, WA 98101