06.14.13| 7:30 pm

Town Hall, Seattle, WA

Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Michael Center, cello Beach: Gaelic Symphony Of all the cello concertos, Dvorak's masterpiece stands as the most celebrated and coveted by cellists around the world. It is a work of massive proportions and extreme technical challenges which never misses to awe and inspire. Amy Beach made history in 1896 when she completed what was the first symphony by an American woman. She based four of its themes on traditional Irish-Gaelic melodies which she found in a collection published in 1841 by a folk-song collector in Dublin. We are thrilled to present this ground-breaking work which inspired generations of women composers!


Driving from the South Take I-5 north to the Madison Street exit downtown. After exiting continue going north (Seventh Avenue). Go past Madison Street one block to Spring Street. At this point, you may enter the commercial parking lot adjacent to Town Hall. Town Hall is on Eighth Avenue at Seneca Street. Seneca Street is two blocks north of Madison Street. Driving from the North Take I-5 to the James Street Exit. Take the first left after exiting (Cherry Street). Stay in the right hand lane and continue to the next traffic light (Seventh Avenue); turn left and continue north past Madison Street one block to Spring Street. Town Hall is at Eighth Avenue between Spring and Seneca Streets. Driving from the Eastside Take I-90 or 520 to I-5 and follow above directions.