Thomas Dausgaard
Photo: Ulla C. Ekblom

Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, 50, has been named the Seattle Symphony’s principal guest conductor for three years, beginning in the 2014-15 season. Dausgaard is currently the Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony.

Music Director Ludovic Morlot said, « I’m thrilled to welcome Thomas Dausgaard to the Seattle Symphony family. He is a truly great musician and I know that he will be an asset in further developing our orchestra as a world-class ensemble. I am greatly looking forward to this new artistic partnership. »

As the Seattle Symphony’s first-ever Principal Guest Conductor, Dausgaard will conduct three weeks each season for the term of his three-year contract. In 2014¬–2015, during his first season with the orchestra, Dausgaard will mastermind the Seattle Symphony’s Sibelius Festival and conduct all seven Sibelius symphonies. The three-week festival, which will also include chamber performances, discussions, lectures and other events, will take place in 2015 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Finnish composer’s birth.

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