SEATTLE SYMPHONY Tiny Tots
Friday, February 16 at 10:30am
Saturday, February 17 at 9:30am
Saturday, February 17 at 10:30am
Saturday, February 17 at 11:30am
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall – Benaroya Hall
Hear the sweet and timeless favorite Goodnight Moon like you never have before in a musical performance featuring the piano and voice! Celebrate the night sky with other sparkling, children’s classics like “Twinkle, Twinkle” and Brahms’ Lullaby. This program will fill your heart with warmth as you sing and sway along.
Tiny Tots concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5. Engage your youngest music lovers with these 35-minute interactive programs featuring musical games, stories and songs in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.
SEATTLE SYMPHONY Pops
Just A Kiss Away! Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton with the
Friday, February 16 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 18 at 2:00pm
The unforgettable Lisa Fischer spent decades singing her heart out with The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross and Chris Botti. Twenty Feet from Stardom, the Oscar-winning documentary, brought Lisa center stage. Now, the two-time Grammy winner is touring the world, recording with Yo-Yo Ma and Lang Lang and thrilling critics and fans. In this new program, Lisa recreates rock anthems like “Gimme Shelter” and “Rock and Roll” using the rich colors and textures of the orchestra.
Live at Benaroya Hall
Monday, February 19 at 7:30pm
Jake Shimabukuro has elevated the ukulele from a beloved Hawaiian folk instrument to a world-class vehicle, fearlessly traversing boundaries and putting his inspired touch on everything from Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” to Schubert’s “Ave Maria.” And he can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. “I fell in love with the ukulele immediately,” Jake recalls. “From that day on, you had to pry the instrument away from me in order to get me to do anything else.”
In Jake’s early touring days, everyone was surprised that he could even attempt such complex music on such a humble instrument. But now, they know better. Jake has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, has collaborated with everyone from Yo-Yo Ma to Cyndi Lauper, and was the subject of an acclaimed 2012 documentary, Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings.
SEATTLE SYMPHONY Baroque
Friday, February 23 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 24 at 8:00pm
Vivaldi’s Gloria, an exultant hymn created for music students at a Catholic orphanage, expresses the most divine aspects of the violinist/composer/clergyman once known as “The Red Priest.” The multi-talented Dmitry Sinkovsky also leads a sparkling Vivaldi concerto and a forward-thinking symphony from Bach’s youngest son.
SEATTLE SYMPHONY Family
The Story Of Babar
Saturday, February 24 at 11:00am
Join Babar, the little elephant, as he explores the jungle and the big city through Poulenc’s playfully orchestrated story. Paired with Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, you and your children will have a magical morning together filled with musical tales.
Classical KING FM Family Concerts are designed for ages 5 to 12. Come early for pre-concert activities in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby, featuring crafts and instrument exploration.
BEATRICE & BENEDICT
By Hector Berlioz
Feb. 24, 25, 28
Mar. 3, 7, 9, & 10, 2018
Much ado about Shakespeare.
Kick off Seattle’s citywide Shakespeare celebration with an all-new one-of-a-kind theatrical hybrid! Overheard confessions, unfortunate reactions, tender reconciliations, and plenty of witty banter glide on a warm breeze of masterful orchestration. In this novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s lively comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Berlioz’s exuberant opera score is paired with English text lifted directly from the Bard himself. The result: a crossover cultural event sure to have the whole town talking.
“The creative combination of Seattle Symphony Orchestra Maestro Ludovic Morlot and ACT Theatre Artistic Director John Langs will bring a freshness to Berlioz’s unique opera.” —Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera General Director
“It’s a beautiful story in an epic setting at a time when the world needs a bittersweet romance and joy.” —John Langs, ACT Theatre Artistic Director
In English with English subtitles | at McCaw Hall
Performance Time: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes with 1 intermission
Seattle City Hall Community Concert
Wednesday, February 28 at 12:00pm
Seattle City Hall
600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
The Seattle Symphony goes to City Hall! Experience Ravel’s celebrated Mother Goose Suite in this French-inspired program also featuring 2018 Young Artist, violinist Marley Erickson, playing Mozart’s Fourth Violin Concerto.
Schubert Unfinished Symphony
Thursday, March 1 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 3 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 4 at 2:00pm
The much sought-after Thomas Zehetmair conducts and solos in this program where Haydn and Schubert plumb the depths of somber angst and passion, while Mozart and Pärt lift the violin to transcendent, rapturous heights. These sublime compositions demonstrate the emotional range of pure music from across the centuries.