Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra


From the New World: Dvořák’s 9th Symphony

Music Director Adam Stern discusses the program of the Seattle Philharmonic's October 29, 2016 concert.

Phil • Harmonic : Love of Sound

Photographer Paul Lebel's look at the Seattle Phil. Including interviews with Music Director Adam Stern and cellist Michael Moore.

“An apocalyptic radiance”: Mahler’s “Titan”.

Adam Stern discusses Seattle Phil's upcoming concert "An apocalyptic radiance": Mahler’s "Titan".

Evan Hjort and Adam Stern discuss Szymanowski Concerto No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra

Evan Hjort, winner of the Seattle Philharmonic's 2015 Don Bushell Competition discusses Szymanowski's moving second violin concerto with Music Director Adam Stern.

Four Great Composer-Conductors

Adam Stern discusses the program for our January 2016 concert Four Great Composer-Conductors, featuring music by Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Dorati.

First Rehearsal 2015

Members of the Seattle Phil discuss their first rehearsal and the All Tchaikovsky program of the October 24, 2015 concert.

Heirs and Rebels

Musical BFF's Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst are united in an exciting season finale. Acknowledged as his first true masterpiece, Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis is an homage to the English church music that the composer so deeply loved. Holst's The Planets, a work of stunning brilliance and immense imagination, never fails to move, intrigue and delight audiences. The concert also features a rare U.S. performance of Vaughan Williams' Piano Concerto.

Tragic Heroes: Hamlet and Petrouchka

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.

“The refreshment of the soul”: Bach’s Concerto in F

Three of the world's most expressive composers come together for an afternoon of soul-enriching music. Johann Sebastian Bach is represented by scores both sacred (Cantata No. 54) and secular (Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F), Antonin Dvořák characteristically combines classical elegance with folk-inspired melodies and dance rhythms (Serenade in d), and Hector Berlioz thrills with his all-stops-out romanticism (Roman Carnival Overture, plus music from Romeo and Juliet and The Damnation of Faust).

Danses Macabres: An American Halloween

Music Director Adam Stern discusses works by Copland, Herrmann, Morton Gould and his own World Premiere.

“The Best of My Works”: Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique

Adam Stern discusses the upcoming Phil concert with works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Britten.

Luxuriance, Nobility, Exaltation: Dukas’ Symphony

Super Bow I: Battle of the Batons

Denver/Seattle – January 30, 2014 – The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) has teamed up with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) to create the music video mashup, “Battle of the Batons: Super Bow I.” The mashup features an original arrangement of John Denver and Mike Taylor’s “Rocky Mountain High,” and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head.”

Wondrous Land of Tales

Adam Stern Discusses three unique works with a common theme.

J. Strauss' One Thousand and One Nights
Ravel's Shéhérazade
Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Music’s Darkest Harvest

Adam discusses Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky and Chopin for the upcoming program "Music's Darkest Harvest" at Benaroya Hall, October 26, 2013.

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Upcoming Concert:

From the New World: October 29, 2016

October 29, 2016 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

Antonin Dvořák's immortal gift to America, his "New World" Symphony, shares the bill with works from the New World itself. Four unique American compositions spotlighting different aspects of our nation's musical identity will be featured: Edward Collins' folk-inspired The Cowboy's Breakdown; Richard Rodgers' Slaughter on Tenth Avenue from the world of musical theater; Marion Bauer's Sun Splendor, an important symphonic poem by one of America's leading women of music; and Gunther Schuller's Journey into Jazz, a delightful story of a young man's efforts to become an ace jazz musician. The SPO is joined by KNKX's morning host Dick Stein as narrator, along with a talented combo from the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band.

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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Richard Rodgers

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

Gunther Schuller

Journey into Jazz
    Dick Stein, narrator • Soloists from the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band (Scott Brown, director)

Marion Bauer

Sun Splendor

Edward Collins

The Cowboy's Breakdown

Antonin Dvořák

Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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