by Jen Graves
on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM
(Benaroya Hall): Are you one of those people who have criticized the Seattle Symphony for being staid and set in its ways and old-fashioned? (If you are not, what is the matter with you?) Get this: In conjunction with the closing of the Next Fifty celebration of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the Symphony introduces an entirely new series called [Untitled]—late-night chamber performances of contemporary music in Benaroya's lobby. This first night, the International Contemporary Ensemble and Symphony musicians will perform music by John Cage, Morton Feldman (For Franz Kline), and Iannis Xenakis, and finally, Ludovic Morlot will work with the audience in a performance of György Ligeti's symphonic poem for 100 metronomes, meaning there will be 100 old-fashioned mechanical metronomes on hand. Things start at 9 pm with a performance of Gabriel Prokofiev's Concerto for Turntables and Orchestra (Gabriel is the grandson of Sergei, and he may make an appearance). YES.