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The Roots: Brahms’ Inspiration—Canceled

February 4–6
Benaroya Hall

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Music Director Thomas Dausgaard leads an exploration into the roots of Brahms’ musical inspiration, from the rhythmic folk dances of Hungary to the transcendent Baroque forms found in the composer’s final symphony. Dive into the whirling energy and deep pathos of Romani folk music in Kodály’s toe-tapping Dances of Galánta, inspired by the folk and army bands the young composer heard in his youth. Hungarian violinist Roby Lakatos continues this high-octane program, weaving traditional Romani folk music into the fabric of Brahms’ ever-popular Hungarian Dances. Then, we pivot to the passionate intensity of Brahms’ final symphony, one of his most enduringly popular and astonishing works.

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