2017-18 Season Subscriptions

20th Season | 2017-18

Voices of Witness: A Musical Tribute to Japanese and Japanese American Wartime Experience

Season Subscriptions

$80.00 for the 2-concert series (November 5 and May 20)



Exclusive Subscriber Benefits:

  • 10% off single ticket price
  • Processing fee waived for orders received by August 31, 2017
  • Priority Seating*
  • Easy replacement of lost tickets
  • 20% off any MOR CD
*Subscription orders received by September 30, 2017 will receive priority seating assignments. Seating preferences are subject to availability and orders will be processed in order of receipt
Fall Concert: Snow Falls
Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
World premieres:
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Snow Falls
Keiko Fujiie: Wilderness Mute

MOR's fall concert unveils two commissions that give voice to witness in an eloquent plea about the urgency of preventing nuclear war. Sakamoto’s Snow Falls draws on melodies from his film score for “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son.” It sets an iconic poem of that name, both in the original Japanese and in an English translation by Empress Michiko. Fujiie’s song cycle Wilderness Mute is based on texts by Japanese poets from Hiroshima and Nagasaki.The program also features Paul Schoenfield's powerful Sparks of Glory with guest artist Robert Orth, based on the memoirs of Polish-Israeli journalist Moshe Prager. MOR's chamber ensemble, drawn from the ranks of the Seattley Symphony, will also perform little-known gems created by French, British and Dutch composers in prison and concentration camps.  

Guest artists: Robert Orth, baritone/narrator; Ann Moss, soprano; Naho Shioya, actor

Spring Concert: Gaman: to persevere
Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
World Premieres: 
Ryuichi Sakamoto: NAMÉ
Christophe Chagnard: Gaman 
Featuring two new commissions that honor the memory of those from all nations who perished in WWII, and exploring the experience of people of Japanese ancestry, most of them US citizens, who were forced to incarceration camps during the war. Chagnard's multi-media work Gaman focuses on the experience of people of Japanese ancestry forced into incarceration camps during World War II. The title refers to the struggle to endure the unbearable with patience and dignity. It combines traditional Japanese and classical Western instruments, bringing a powerful story to life through testimonies of the words and images created by three artists and poets during their captivity in the Minidoka camp. The concert also features Sakamoto's second MOR commission, NAMÉ, remembering all who perished in World War II. The program also features a collection of songs from Terezín, and music by the daring innovator Erwin Schulhoff, who perished in the Wülzburg concentration camp.

Guest artists: Robert Orth, baritone; Ann Moss, soprano; Ringtaro and Asako Tateishi of Seattle’s School of Taiko


General Concert Information

LOCATION: All concerts take place at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, 3rd Avenue & Union Street, in downtown Seattle.

ACCESSIBLE SEATING: Call the MOR office at 206-365-7770 to request wheelchair or special seating arrangements.

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