Seattle Symphony and Seattle’s Classical KING FM 98.1 are launching a new streaming channel, starting Sunday, March 29. The KING FM Seattle Symphony Channel will replace the current “Symphonic Channel” and will feature a “variety of symphonic repertoire, infused with the Seattle Symphony’s artistic point of view and conversations with Seattle Symphony musicians and guests.” The first feature of the new channel is ‘Luminous Landscapes’ – a unique 24 hour Sibelius marathon featuring live recordings from this month’s Sibelius Fest – conducted by Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard. The marathon will include recordings of all seven Sibelius symphonies, along with his Violin Concerto featuring Pekka Kuusisto and the well-known Finlandia. In preparation for this marathon, click here for a quick refresher on Sibelius and some factors that influenced his symphonic works.
The launch of this new channel is but one of many recent highlights for the Seattle Symphony. With rapidly increasing international renown and award nods (and wins), Seattle Symphony, under the leadership of Ludovic Morlot, is well-poised to become a leading international orchestra. Morlot – still in his first six-year contract with the Seattle Symphony – has already earned the admiration and affection of audiences through his warm informal rapport and innovative programming, balanced with solid performances of familiar favorites. This new partnership with Classical King FM would expand the symphony’s reach to over 170 countries and further contribute to its success on a local and global level.
The KING FM Seattle Symphony Channel can be accessed here or at the KING FM or Seattle Symphony websites. The radio frequency is 98.1 HD3. The channel can also be accessed through KING FM’s smartphone app, as well as iHeartRadio, TuneIn and iTunes.