Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

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Playing for the Phil

As a member owned orchestra, the Seattle Phil offers musicians a rare opportunity for participation within the organization.  Being a musician for the Philharmonic is more than rehearsing and playing music, it is an entry into one of the longest running orchestra communities in the Puget Sound Region.

Applying

Formal Auditions are held each fall with Music Director Adam Stern, personnel director Dick Griffith, and selected section principals.  The orchestra will hold immediate ad-hoc auditions for sections with more pressing needs.

The Seattle Philharmonic is a volunteer orchestra and positions in the orchestra are un-paid.

To request an audition, or for more information, please visit our contact form.

Openings

 

 

 

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Openings

Upcoming Concert:

“A Great Teacher is a Great Artist”: October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

John Steinbeck once asserted that he had "come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist, and that there are as few as there are any other great artists."  This program celebrates some of music history's greatest student-teacher relationships. The concert opens with two popular works by Camille Saint-Saëns, moves on to music by Saint-Saëns' pupil Fauré, presents a concerto by Fauré's student Ravel, and concludes with three works by Ravel's disciple Ralph Vaughan Williams, including his penultimate symphony, No. 8, which boasts its composer's most exotic-ever writing for the percussion section. Cristina Valdés is the soloist in Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand.

Benaroya Hall

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.

Parking Information is available here.

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Saint-Saëns

Suite algérienne, Op. 60: Marche militaire française

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Fauré

Pavane, Op. 50

Ravel

Concerto for the Left Hand

Cristina Valdés, soloist

Vaughan Williams

Sea Songs

Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1

Symphony No. 8 in d


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Student $20
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