MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Abdullah, Hadelich, and the Seattle Symphony Offer a Winter-Conquering Musical Feast

Augustin Hadelich, Kazem Abdullah, and the Seattle Symphony; photo (c) Brandon Patoc

Kazem Abdullah’s Seattle Symphony debut included Sibelius, Britten, and a brand-new work by Dai Fujikura. Here’s my review for Bachtrack:

Framed by early and late Sibelius, this luminous program pushed the pause button on dank winter anxieties. A warm bond developed between debuting guest conductor Kazem Abdullah and the Seattle Symphony musicians during the course of the concert, reaching incandescence in their cloud-busting account of the Finnish composer’s Seventh Symphony.


Filed under: Britten, commissions, conductors, Seattle Symphony, Sibelius


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