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.
The Philharmonic is joined by the superb Seattle-based pianist Allan Dameron for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24, a work noted for its simultaneous darkness of spirit and stunning lyricism. SPO's gifted Assistant Conductor Allion Salvador leads the orchestra in a performance of Anatol Liadov's exquisite The Enchanted Lake. The program opens with Franz Schubert's effervescent overture to Rosamunde, and closes with Carl Nielsen's most personal symphony, the Sinfonia semplice (No. 6), in a rare live performance.
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.
The Enchanted Lake
Allion Salvador, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 24
Allan Dameron, soloist
Symphony No, 6, Sinfonia semplice