GOING FAST: BEETHOVEN & TCHAIKOVSKY on October 18 and 20 with cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and conductor Ruth Reinhardt

 RACHMANINOV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 on November 29 and December 1 with pianist Khatia Buniatishvili and conductor Gustavo Gimeno

ITZHAK PERLMAN BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 on January 22 with Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta and
violinist Itzhak Perlman

SEATTLE, WA – Tickets for the Seattle Symphony’s 2018–2019 season go on sale to the general public on Saturday, August 4, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at (206) 215-4747, toll free at (866) 833-4747, or in person at the Ticket Office on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Tickets may also be purchased through the Seattle Symphony’s Apple and Android apps by searching “Seattle Symphony” or “Listen Boldly” at Apple’s App Store or Android’s App Store. Subscription packages, which offer significant savings over single ticket prices, as well as ticket exchange benefits, are still available.

 Celebrating eight transformative years under Music Director Ludovic Morlot, the 2018–2019 season begins on September 15 with the Opening Night Concert & Gala featuring the virtuosic artistry of pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Ludovic Morlot conducts the Seattle Symphony in a bold program including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Khachaturian’s dazzling Piano Concerto, followed by the annual Opening Night Gala.


Please check Chronological Listing of Concerts for the most up-to-date concert information. If you would like a new copy, contact Shiva Shafii.

Tony-winning Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. joins the Seattle Symphony on October 2 and 3 for a special performance of jazz and Broadway hits. Tickets from $46.

On October 23 Brazilian troubadour Seu Jorge joins the Seattle Symphony to celebrate David Bowie’s iconic catalogue through the lens of his role in Wes Anderson’s whimsical film The Life Aquatic. Tickets from $45.

Renowned as one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world, the Vienna Boys Choir will perform at Benaroya Hall for a one-night-only event on November 13. Tickets from $25.

Celtic Woman, the multi-platinum Irish singing ensemble brings their Best of Christmas Tour to perform alongside the Seattle Symphony on December 11 featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs. Tickets from $35.

On March 9 superstar violinist Joshua Bell will bring his own true story to life for children and adults in a special Family Concerts extra. Based on the children’s book The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson, the story tells of Bell’s experience performing in the Washington, D.C. subway when only seven out of thousands of commuters stopped to listen. Pre-concert activities begin one hour prior to the performance and is free with ticket purchase. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and seniors.

The Seattle Symphony’s annual Holiday Musical Salute will be held on December 4, 2018 and will feature pop-up gift shops and a concert of seasonal favorites by the Seattle Symphony at The Westin Seattle. This popular holiday tradition includes a hot cider reception and luncheon, all to benefit the Seattle Symphony Players’ Pension Plan.

In partnership with National Geographic Live, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of pioneering primatologist Jane Goodall in the National Geographic documentary JANE. Philip Glass’ rich orchestral score will be performed by the Seattle Symphony as the film is shown on screen in Benaroya Hall on January 8. Tickets from $35.

A special performance has been added featuring soprano Joyce DiDonato on February 18 showcasing her more playful side with SONGPLAY, a lighthearted program that mixes Italian Baroque arias with jazz ballads and songs from the Great American Songbook. Pianist Craig Terry and a jazz ensemble will accompany DiDonato throughout the performance. Tickets from $45.

Seattle Symphony Principal Flute Demarre McGill will perform Marc-André Dalbavie’s Flute Concerto on the Delta Air Lines Masterworks performances of Mozart Symphony No. 40 on April 18 and 20 with Ludovic Morlot conducting. The flute concerto replaces the previously programmed Sonnets by Dalbavie.

On April 29 National Geographic contributing writer Nadia Drake will moderate a discussion with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer and bestselling author Ann Druyan on cosmic exploration. Following a new season of the television show COSMOS: A Personal Voyage and her new companion book COSMOS: Possible Worlds, the book-titled show will discuss Druyan’s campaign for science communication, her career in film and television, and her own personal journey through the Cosmos. Tickets from $30.

The eleventh annual Ten Grands concert, featuring numerous artists and ten grand pianos on the Benaroya Hall stage, returns on May 11, 2019. Proceeds from this concert benefit the Seattle Symphony’s education and community programs, as well as other organizations in the region.


On September 21 internationally recognized civil rights leader and host of the podcast Pod Save the People DeRay Mckesson stops at Benaroya Hall for a timely conversation on culture, social justice and politics. Drawing from his own experiences as an organizer, educator and public official, Mckesson will explore the issues of the day and discuss the subtle structures and inherent biases that impact our communities. The conversation will also examine the core themes of Mckesson's upcoming first book, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FREEDOM: The Case for Hope, a meditation on resistance, justice and freedom, and an intimate portrait of the Black Lives Matter movement from the front lines. Mckesson will be joined by special guests for a live, no-holds-barred conversation about inclusion, community and progress designed to empower a new generation of leaders. This event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets are $50 and include a copy of his first book.

Soul singer and emerging artist Kandace Springs performs at Benaroya Hall on October 5 following dozens of festival and TV performances including the Late Show with David LettermanJimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. With a lithe, smoky voice and an intensely expressive mastery over the piano she offers a mix of everything: blues followed by a classical piece, a jazz standard after a Beatles cover. Her artistry swirls classical composition with quiet-storm cool, jazz poise and soulful depth. Tickets from $40 go on sale Friday, August 3.

Canadian vocal group The Tenors return to Benaroya Hall, blending classical music and contemporary pop for a Home for the Holidays concert on December 2. Tickets from $45.

The 2018–2019 Opening Night Gala is sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase & Co and Nordstrom
Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Seattle Symphony is sponsored by Delta Air Lines
Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s performances are generously underwritten by Grant and Dorrit Saviers
Khatia Buniatishvili’s performances are generously underwritten by Charles and Maria Schweizer
Itzhak Perlman’s performance is generously underwritten by James and Sherry Raisbeck

The new Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center is made possible through major gifts from James and Sherry Raisbeck, the Norcliffe Foundation, the King County Building for Culture program, Apex Foundation, Joshua Green Foundation, Children Count Foundation, Paula Boggs and Randee Fox, LMN Architects, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc., Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Marcia and Klaus Zech, David and Dorothy Fluke.

Seattle Symphony’s Link Up music education program is supported by Alaska Airlines, the Clowes Fund, Hot Chocolate Fund, Richard and Francine Loeb, D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Music4Life, Peg and Rick Young Foundation, Seattle Symphony Volunteers, the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation, Weill Music Institute, and Wyman Youth Trust.


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(Mon–Fri, 10am to 6pm; Sat, 1 to 6pm) The Ticket Office Opens at 10am on Saturday, August 4, 2018.
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The Seattle Symphony is one of America's leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Under the leadership of Music Director Ludovic Morlot since September 2011, the Symphony is heard from September through July by more than 500,000 people through live performances and radio broadcasts. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community engagement programs reach over 65,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season. The orchestra has made nearly 150 recordings and has received three Grammy Awards, 23 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.



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