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Alessio Bax Will Replace Pianist Nicholas Hodges Next Month at the Seattle Symphony


Concerts take place on November 11 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 at 8 p.m.

The Seattle Symphony will be joined by pianist Alessio Bax in place of Nicolas Hodges for the orchestra's Brahms Symphony No. 1 program, with Music Director Thomas Dausgaard conducting, on November 11 at 7:30 p.m. and November 13 at 8 p.m. Unfortunately, the work visa requested on behalf of Hodges is delayed due to COVID-19-related travel issues.

The concerts feature Dausgaard conducting the orchestra for the first time since February 2020 - his return to Seattle was previously hindered by pandemic-related travel restrictions as well as delays to his work visa. In Dausgaard's highly anticipated reunion with the orchestra, the performance opens with Beethoven's Egmont Overture. Bax then takes the stage for Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2, which replaces Simon Steen-Andersen's Piano Concerto on the program. The concert concludes with Brahms' Symphony No. 1.

The Seattle Symphony is requiring all visitors to provide proof of vaccination (or present a negative COVID-19 test) with photo ID and wear masks at all times while in Benaroya Hall. This is in addition to numerous safety measures, including a hospital-grade air filtration system, increased cleaning, contactless ticketing systems and more. For additional information about how the Symphony is working to ensure a safe return to live music, please visit the Symphony's Safety Page. Additionally, the Seattle Symphony is implementing a flexible exchange and return policy through the end of the year.

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