Thomas Dausgaard led the Seattle Symphony for his first time since last October’s announcement that he will take over the post of Music Director from Ludovic Morlot, starting in the 2019-20 season. The performance of all-Brahms program offered a bracing illustration of the special chemistry that already exists between the current Principal Guest Conductor and the acclaimed orchestra.

Thomas May (The Seattle Times) writes: “Like a painter splashing generous strokes here and gingerly filling in a detail there, Dausgaard presided over a vibrant, overall briskly paced account that made it clear he knew exactly what he wanted, along with having the magnetism to persuade the players of his vision.”