Thomas Dausgaard named Seattle Symphony Music Director

Principal Guest Conductor since 2014, Thomas Dausgaard will begin a four-year contract as Seattle Symphony Music Director in September 2019.

We are thrilled that the Seattle Symphony has announced that Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard will become the next Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, beginning in the 2019-2020 season! Dausgaard will succeed current Music Director Ludovic Morlot, whose tenure concludes after the 2018-2019 season.

The Seattle Symphony's Principal Guest Conductor since 2014, Dausgaard brings a highly individual approach to programming, a deep history with recording and extensive experience as a music director with several European orchestras.

"Making music with the Seattle Symphony is very special to me," shared Dausgaard. "Their inspiring artistry fuses generosity, team spirit, devotion and abandon. My warmest thanks to my distinguished predecessors who took the orchestra to its present excellence - and to everybody now asking me to take the Seattle Symphony into the future."

Read more at the Seattle Symphony web site

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