Read Jen Graves' piece on new Seattle Symphony artistic director Ludovic Morlot:
They all say the same thing: We want to be more accessible. This music is universal. We listen to hiphop, too! This is your symphony. Then they take the stage and change nothing, bowing to the usual, deadly respectability that plagues classical concert halls.
This is what 2,500 people instinctively know when we take our seats at Benaroya Hall on Saturday night. It's a sold-out show and we have high hopes; we're here to witness a new beginning.