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.
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In a concert focusing on the world of theater, Russian-born masters Dmitri Shostakovich and Igor Stravinsky remind us why their music is forever gripping and appealing. Shostakovich's score for the Russian film version of Hamlet is music of almost unbearable drama, and Stravinsky's ever-popular ballet Petrouchka is presented here in its original opulent scoring. SPO Don Bushell Competition winner Felicity James is featured in Saint-Saëns' lyrical Violin Concerto No. 3.
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.
Hamlet, Op. 116 (incidental music to Kozinstev’s film)
Concerto No. 3 in b for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61
Felicity James, violin (2014 Don Bushell Competition winner)
Petrouchka (original 1911 version)