Ludovic Morlot
(c) Sussie Ahlburg

The Seattle Symphony’s Music Director, has been named to a new position, the Judith Fong Conductor Emeritus, in recognition of his exceptional role in the transformation of the Seattle Symphony over the past eight years. Morlot steps down as Music Director at the end of the current season, becoming Conductor Emeritus this fall.

He will be succeeded by Music Director Designate Thomas Dausgaard, who has served as the Seattle Symphony’s Principal Guest Conductor since 2014.

Morlot will return for regular guest conducting engagements and will have the opportunity to continue working with the orchestra on future recordings, tours and residencies when the Music Director is not available.

The Seattle Symphony receives $1 million gift from Mrs. Judith Fong, to fund the Conductor Emeritus position, Morlot becoming officially the Judith Fong Conductor Emeritus.

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