Upcoming Events

Jurassic Park in Concert


Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30pm
Thursday, May 30 at 7:30pm
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall

The action-packed adventure pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, this epic film is sheer movie magic 65 million years in the making.

Now audiences can experience Jurassic Park as never before: projected in HD with a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture.

Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

TM & ⓒ Universal Studios.

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Seattle Pops: Cirque Goes Broadway


Friday, May 31 at 8:00pm
Saturday, June 1 at 8:00pm
Sunday, June 2 at 2:00pm
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall

Cirque with a Broadway twist! Join the Seattle Symphony as acrobats and aerialists dazzle with spectacular music from Broadway’s greatest shows.

Closed Captioning is available for Saturday night Seattle Pops performances ONLY. Please call the box office at 206.215.4747 to secure your location.

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Sensory Friendly: Warming Up with The Horns


Saturday, June 1 at 10:00am
Saturday, June 1 at 12:00am
Octave 9 Raisbeck Music Center – Benaroya Hall

Summer has arrived! Hosted by a board-certified music therapist, your family will love learning about the French horns in an environment that is designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians and a 35-minute performance.

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In the Spotlight: Gabrielli & Clarke


Sunday, June 2 at 5:00pm
Octave 9 Raisbeck Music Center – Benaroya Hall

Bringing rarely performed works to life, hear two uncovered gems by Rebecca Clarke. Known for her lush sonorities, both pieces by Clarke were only made available to the public in the last decade. Featuring works by Domenico Gabrielli, a cello pioneer of the Italian Baroque era, and Einohjuani Rautavaara, a mystical Finnish composer, this program closes with an early Beethoven chamber work inspired by the prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Featuring Seattle Symphony musicians and guests

GABRIELLI: Cello Sonata in G major
CLARKE: Two Movements for String Quartet
CLARKE: Two Pieces for Viola and Cello
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA: An Ugrian Dialogue for Violin and Cello
BEETHOVEN: Trio for Piano, Flute and Bassoon in G major

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Octave 9: First Thursdays


Thursday, June 6 at 5:00pm
Thursday, June 6 at 6:00pm
Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm
Thursday, June 6 at 8:00pm
Octave 9 Raisbeck Music Center – Benaroya Hall

Every first Thursday of the month, Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center welcomes you to experience the vast artistic possibilities of music and technology. Join us for an evening of fun and creativity — the perfect way to begin each month!

Admission is free with ticket or on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Holst The Planets


Thursday, June 6 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, June 9 at 2:00pm
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall

The spark of inspiration shines bright in foggy London! From the symphony Joseph Haydn wrote to dazzle his British fans to the electrifying new voice of young Hannah Kendall, London has long been at the center of the orchestral world. No British composer cast his sights further than Gustav Holst, who gave us a rich-hued, mystical view of the solar system in The Planets. The celestial bodies display their true selves more clearly than any telescope could ever reveal: you’ll tremble at the frightful war drums of Mars, flutter with winged Mercury and sink into the shimmering mystery of icy Neptune as each godlike planet orbits past your ears.

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Tiny Tots:  The Orchestra: M is for Music


Friday, June 7 at 10:30am
Saturday, June 8 at 9:30am
Saturday, June 8 at 10:30am
Saturday, June 8 at 11:30am
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall – Benaroya Hall

It’s a family reunion! The strings, winds, brass and percussion families all come together to create a tiny orchestra exploring the alphabet through music! Tiny Tots Concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5. EXTEND YOUR EXPERIENCE: Join us 30-minutes before the performance for fun and interactive pre-concert activities that include an instrument zoo, a percussion play area and a fun craft in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

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Octave 9: Family Open House


Friday, June 7 at 11:00am
Saturday, June 8 at 10:00am
Saturday, June 8 at 11:00am
Saturday, June 8 at 12:00am
Octave 9 Raisbeck Music Center – Benaroya Hall

Come play, learn and explore with your family at Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center!

Admission is free with ticket or on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Friday, June 7 at 10:00pm
Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby – Benaroya Hall

Dutch composer Reinbert de Leeuw reimagines the songs of Schubert and Schumann, infusing them with rawness and danger. Written in the style of 1920s German cabaret, de Leeuw creates a vulnerable, idiosyncratic and ultimately beautiful cycle, a journey through life and tragic love, with all the emotions that accompany it.

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In the Spotlight: Hannah Kendall


Monday, June 10 at 7:30pm
Octave 9 Raisbeck Music Center – Benaroya Hall

Join London-born composer Hannah Kendall for an evening of conversation and chamber music following the U.S. premiere of her intricate and beautifully crafted orchestral work, The Spark Catchers. Kendall frequently draws inspiration from other art forms, including a 2017 installation by sculptor Katriona Beales entitled Network Bed. Kendall’s restless, luminescent music explores themes of insomnia and the need to stay plugged in.

Hannah Kendall, composer
Featuring Seattle Symphony musicians


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In the Spotlight: Bolcom, Jolley, Poteat & Hausmann


Tuesday, June 11 at 7:30pm
Octave 9 Raisbeck Music Center – Benaroya Hall

Seattle Symphony musicians bring the works of three Seattle-based composers to life. Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer William Bolcom’s Afternoon Cakewalk harkens back to an earlier time with a series of lively and amusing rags. Jérémy Jolley’s (contro-)clessidra ((reverse-)hourglass) explores the relationships between individuals and the community through the timbres of different instrumental and electronic duets. The performance concludes with Angelique Poteat’s flowing and oscillating work for two clarinets, Ripples of Possibilities.

Featuring Seattle Symphony musicians and guests

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Afternoon Cakewalk
JÉRÉMY JOLLEY: (contro-)clessidra I & IV
ANGELIQUE POTEAT: Ripples of Possibilities
BEN HAUSMANN: Sonnett for Eternal Lovliness and To Angelic Friendship Here and Now

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Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Seattle Symphony Concert

Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 14 at 12:00pm
Saturday, June 15 at 8:00pm
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall

Hold on to your hay cart — the fabled trickster Till Eulenspiegel is back at his merry pranks! Richard Strauss takes us on a wild ride with music’s most lovable troublemaker. The effervescent Oboe Concerto revisits Strauss 50 years later, after he befriended an American soldier and oboe virtuoso in Germany at the end of World War II. Seattle Symphony Principal Oboe Mary Lynch comes front and center for a fresh reading of this alluring showpiece. In Jeux, Debussy fleshes out a kinetic tableau of tennis and other flirtatious games. The radiant Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin shines the spotlight on Wagner and his explosive, futuristic approach to the orchestra that impacted both Strauss and Debussy so profoundly.

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