Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra


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.


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.







Upcoming Concert:

Four Great Composer-Conductors: January 23, 2016

January 23, 2016 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

A program of music by composers who were also major  and influential conductors. Music by Leonard Bernstein opens the program: the overture to his landmark musical West Side Story. Felix Mendelssohn, lauded in his day as a superb conductor, is represented by his concert overture The Hebrides. SPO Principal Clarinet William Blayney will perform Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, still the greatest for the instrument. The concert concludes with the Northwest premiere of the Symphony No. 1 by the great Hungarian-born composer-conductor Antal Doráti, a favorite piece of Music Director Adam Stern's for decades and his first performance of it.  

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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West Side Story: Overture


The Hebrides: Overture


Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, K. 622
    William Blayney, soloist


Symphony No. 1

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