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.
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.
The work that finally brought well-deserved fame to Edward Elgar is one of the glories of English symphonic literature, a series of intimate musical portraits of Elgar's friends and loved ones. Elsa Barraine, a powerful voice in French music, is represented by her Symphony No. 2 in its U.S. premiere. Alena Hove, winner of the Philharmonic's 2016 Don Bushell Competition, shines in Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Violin Concerto, a work based in part on Korngold's delectable music for films. Two short works by Holst and Delius round out this distinctive program.
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.
Symphony No. 2
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Alena Hove, soloist (2016 Don Bushell Competition winner)
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring