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Seattle Symphony [untitled] 2 | Circles by Luciano Berio

Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio challenge the boundaries of musical possibility in two works of daring virtuosity. Boulez’s Sur incises is a riot of color, filled with spectacular energy and drama. Berio’s more introspective Circles reaches for new heights of expression, uniting sound and gesture into music of enigmatic beauty.

Maria Männistö, soprano

Valerie Muzzolini, harp

Matthew Decker, percussion

Michael Werner, percussion

March 22, 2019 at 10pm

Benaroya Hall, Seattle (Grand Lobby)


Seattle Symphony [untitled] 3 | Im wunderschönen Monat Mai

by Reinbert de Leeuw

Dutch composer Reinbert de Leeuw reimagines the songs of Schubert and Schumann, infusing them with rawness and danger. Written in the style of 1920s German cabaret, de Leeuw creates a vulnerable, idiosyncratic and ultimately beautiful cycle, a journey through life and tragic love, with all the emotions that accompany it.

Sarah Ioannides, conductor

Maria Männistö, soprano

June 7, 2019 at 10pm

Benaroya Hall, Seattle (Grand Lobby)

Seattle Symphony | The Eternal Gospel by Leoš Janáček

It’s Ludovic Morlot’s final appearance as Music Director, and he is throwing a party for the ages. In Debussy’s gorgeous Nocturnes, clouds drift off, festivals flash and fade away, and the shimmering sea beckons with the seductive call of the Sirens. For Janáček, the king of Czech opera, composing the choral work The Eternal Gospel offered an outlet for timeless themes of love and peace that transcend any language or faith. Bon voyage, Ludo, and thanks for the inspiration you have brought to us all.

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Maria Männistö, soprano

Ludovit Ludha, tenor

June 20, 22, 23, 2019

Benaroya Hall, Seattle

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Fisher Ensemble | The Passion of Saint Thomas More

by Garrett Fisher

Rather than a literal interpretation of history, The Passion of Saint Thomas More is a meditation on More's decision to be true to his convictions and his refusal to agree to Henry VIII's demands. Described by Gramophone as “hypnotic, magical, enchanting and moving…[with] touches of pure dramatic genius,” the operatic oratorio has been performed across the US and Europe to critical acclaim.

Maria Männistö, soprano

Jordan McClellan, mezzo soprano

Michael Drumheller, baritone

February 6, 2020

St Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, TX


Seattle Modern Orchestra | Sequenza III for voice

by Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio’s fourteen Sequenzas span more than forty years, an essential catalogue of twentieth century performance. Each work is an astonishing exploration of the experimental potential of modern instruments, and places Olympian demands on the performer. In this marathon of ten Sequenzas, witness incredible feats of musical athleticism that push the boundaries of virtuosity and possibility.

Maria Männistö, soprano

February 15, 2020

Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, WA


Seattle Symphony | Kullervo by Jean Sibelius

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

Maria Männistö, soprano

Benjamin Appl, baritone

May 31, June 2 and 3, 2018

Benaroya Hall, Seattle


Seattle Symphony [untitled] 1 | Life Story by Thomas Adès

In a deliciously dark and smoky song, Thomas Adès breathes new life into the poetry of Tennessee Williams.

Maria Männistö, soprano

Eric Jacobs, bass clarinet

Angelique Poteat, bass clarinet

Travis Gore, bass

October 13, 2017

Benaroya Hall, Seattle (Grand Lobby)


Suomi-Seura: Suomi 100 Maailmalla | HÄMÄRÄ

by Maria Männistö and Benjamin Mosse (excerpts)

An imaginative and inspiring journey of self-discovery, HÄMÄRÄ questions how language, memory and myth shape our identity. This multimedia music theater piece celebrates heritage and the myriad perspectives embodied within each of us. 

Maria Männistö, soprano and composer

Benjamin Mosse, director

Hanna-Mari Zinovjev, piano

Ulla-Riikka Kuisma, cello

June 16, 2017

Musiikkitalo, Helsinki


Music Instrument Museum | Finland 100 Recital

Celebrating 100 years of Finnish independence with music by Sibelius, Kuula and more.

Maria Männistö, soprano

Hartmut Schulz, baritone

Margita Linde, piano

April 1, 2017 at 15.00

Music Instrument Museum, Brussels

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The Fisher Ensemble | The Passion Trilogy

by Garrett Fisher

The Fisher Ensemble joins forces with the Women of the Loyola Marymount University Choruses for THE PASSION TRILOGY, an oratorio that mines tales of sacrifice, death and rebirth to reveal the power of faith in extraordinary adversity.

February 25, 2017

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

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