The Seattle Phil has a longstanding commitment to outreach activities.
Each year, we visit the Renton/IKEA Center at Renton High School to present a Fall Family Concert, which gives the local community an opportunity to hear a live symphonic program in their own city. We are also proud to welcome talented music students from the Renton area to rehearse and perform with Seattle Phil for this program, which affords these young musicians the experience of making music with older colleagues who can add to their growing musical knowledge.
In collaboration with the music school at Cornish College for the Arts, the Phil designates several evenings each year to play the works of student composers so that they may hear their compositions played by a full orchestra and hone their craft with that knowledge.
We are also proud to support the efforts of Seattle Music Partners, a not-for-profit organization that offers after school music lessons to students with minimal access to the arts.
Leonard Bernstein, generally credited with popularizing Mahler's music more than any other conductor and making it a staple in the concert-hall forever, wrote fervently of the music's "apocalyptic radiance". The Philharmonic concludes their 2015-16 season with a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 1, "Titan", a work that baffled audiences at its first performances and is now its composer's best-known work. The concert will feature another major Austro-German symphony, the Sinfonie in einem Satz (Symphony in One Movement) by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, an emotionally shattering work heard in the U.S. premiere of its original version. The Philharmonic's brass section will also be spotlighted in a selection of canzonas by Giovanni Gabrieli.
Venue: Benaroya Hall
Concert Date: 4 June 2016
Concert Time: 2:00 PM
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.
Canzonas for Brass
Sinfonie in einem Satz
Symphony No. 1 in D, "Titan"