This week’s Seattle Symphony concerts bring the U.S. premiere of Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 8, a work in six movements. The world premiere took place last year, on 25 May 2015, in the composer’s native Kiev. Mikhail Tatarnikov (Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theater in St Petersburg) will guest conduct.
Here are some samples of Silvestrov’s work: