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New director Ludovic Morlot makes ebullient debut with Seattle Symphony

If the full house at Benaroya Hall last Saturday night was expecting something new from the Seattle Symphony’s brand new director Ludovic Morlot, they certainly got it. The young Frenchman opened the SSO’s 2011/12 season and his own reign as artistic director with the kind of energy that promises an exciting new era for the orchestra: contemporary music, creative twists and an honest informality that backs up Morlot’s mission to reestablish the SSO as an orchestra for the whole city.

Beginning, appropriately enough, with Beethoven’s Overture to “The Consecration of the House” (written for a new theater opening,

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Seattle Symphony names Ludovic Morlot as new music director



French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been named the new music director for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra by the orchestra’s board of directors. Morlot replaces Gerard Schwarz, who will retain the post of Conductor Laureate, and begins his tenure with the orchestra in the 2011/2012 season.

“I am thrilled and grateful to be given this wonderful opportunity to lead the Seattle Symphony into a new era,” remarked Morlot. “I am eager to share many musical moments and emotions with the Orchestra and its faithful audience, and to meet new concertgoers in the beautiful Benaroya Hall. My family

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