Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra


"Serene Cheer and Warm Sunshine": Brahms’ Second
Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Dear Seattle Philharmonic Ticket Holder,

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 that all performance venues in the greater Seattle area, including Benaroya Hall, will be closed for public events through March 31, 2020 in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

All performances and events scheduled at Benaroya Hall through March 31, 2020 are canceled which includes the Saturday, March 28 performance of "Serene Cheer and Warm Sunshine": Brahms’ Second for which you currently hold tickets.

You have several options regarding your existing concert tickets:

1.   Exchange your tickets to an upcoming performance. We are happy to exchange your tickets for the upcoming Seattle Philharmonic performance of “The Sounds of Primitive Magic”: Orff’s “Carmina Burana” on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

2.   Donate your ticket. As a nonprofit arts organization, the Seattle Philharmonic relies on the audience we serve. By donating your tickets, you are providing vital support for music that inspires and connects our community — plus, you receive a tax deduction!

3.   Request a refund for your tickets. Just let us know; we understand and appreciate you.

Whether you decide to exchange, donate, or request a refund, depending on where you purchased your tickets, please email:

1.  For tickets purchased at our Seattle Philharmonic website, please email

2. For tickets purchased at the Benaroya Hall website, please email

Governor Inslee’s decision prioritizes public health by restricting all large gatherings, and we are committed to the health and safety of everyone at Benaroya Hall. Please know that we remain dedicated to serving our community and truly appreciate your ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you back to Benaroya Hall again very soon.

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

Upcoming Concert:

“The sounds of primitive magic”: Orff’s “Carmina Burana”

June 6, 2020 at 2 pm | Benaroya Hall

To determine the final work of our season finale, the members of the Philharmonic were given several major works on which to vote. The winner: Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, surely the best-known and -loved choral work of the 20th century. The orchestra is joined by a trio of powerful soloists — soprano Linda Tsatsanis, countertenor José Luis Muñoz, and baritone Erich Parce — as well as two of the region's finest choral ensembles: the Seattle Symphony Chorale and the Northwest Boychoir (both under the direction of Joseph Crnko). Adding to the luster of the program is the local debut of eminent violinist Joanna Kurkowicz, the leading exponent of the violin music of Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969), whose Violin Concerto No. 4 will round out the season's lineup of U. S. premieres.

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.

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Violin Concerto No. 4 (U. S. premiere)
• Joanna Kurkowicz, violin


Carmina Burana
• Linda Tsatsanis, soprano
• José Luis Muñoz, countertenor
• Erich Parce, baritone
• Seattle Symphony Chorale and
Northwest Boychoir (Joseph Crnko, director)

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