A true Puget Sound tradition, the Seattle Philharmonic is an orchestra of community members who share a passion for music. As a member-run organization, the Phil has the special opportunity to offer unique programming and to share in the northwest community: involving local soloists, artists and Washington notables.
A successful community orchestra reflects the community that it serves. Since the orchestra’s inception, Seattle Philharmonic members have represented all walks of life, bringing a broad demographic of social, economic and professional backgrounds to the organization. Teachers share melodies with doctors, office managers harmonize with engineers, and students sit side by side with retirees.
The Phil’s musicians also participates in several outreach programs,helping the community’s youth, schools and those with little access to classical music to share in concerts and musical programs.
The Philharmonic is joined by the superb Seattle-based pianist Allan Dameron for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, a work noted for its simultaneous darkness of spirit and stunning lyricism. SPO's gifted Assistant Conductor Allion Salvador leads the orchestra in a performance of Anatol Liadov's exquisite The Enchanted Lake. The program opens with Franz Schubert's effervescent overture to Rosamunde, and closes with Carl Nielsen's most personal symphony, the Sinfonia semplice (No. 6), in a rare live performance.
Benaroya Hall houses two performance halls in a complex that is thoroughly integrated into downtown Seattle. Occupying an entire city block at the very core of the city, the development celebrates the vital role of performance events while maintaining the continuity of commercial life along one avenue and providing a much-needed public space, in the form of a terraced garden, along another.
The Enchanted Lake
Allion Salvador, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 24
Allan Dameron, soloist
Symphony No, 6, Sinfonia semplice