Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra


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.

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.

Dreaminess and Introspection: Brahms’ Third

Adam Stern discusses Brahms and de Falla for the Seattle Phil's May 2013 concert "Dreaminess and Introspection: Brahms’ Third"

Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony and Don Bushell Concerto Competition Winner Marianne Martinoli

Adam Stern and Don Bushell Concerto Competition Winner Marianne Martinoli discuss works by Chausson, Martin and Schumann.

Experience: The Teacher Of All Things

Adam Stern discusses Bach, Copland, Mozart and Prokofiev for the upcoming concert, Experience: The Teacher Of All Things. January 13, 2013 at Meany Hall.

Stage and Screen

Adam discusses Verdi, Vaughan Williams and Bizet These composers will be featured in the program of "Stage and Screen,"  which will be performed at Meany Hall on October 28, 2012.

Concert: Everything is a Miracle

Music Director Adam Stern discusses the program for the Seattle Philharmonic's upcoming concert "Everything is a Miracle"

Music: A Beautiful Mosaic

Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Adam Stern discusses the program for the March 11, 2012 concert, Music: A Beautiful Mosaic. The concert includes music by Sibelius, Arutiunian and Karl Nord.

Handel, To Him I bend the knee

Adam Stern discusses the upcoming concert “Handel, To Him I bend The Knee,” which features music by Beethoven, Handel and Malloy Miller.

Three Centenaries

Adam discusses Liszt, Herrmann and Mahler for October 23rd's program Three Centenaries.

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Upcoming Concert:

Danses Macabres: An American Halloween

October 22, 2014 at 7:30pm | Benaroya Hall

The spirit of dance hovers over this all-American, Halloween-themed program. In addition to Aaron Copland's evergreen ballet score to "Rodeo", the concert features a suite from Bernard Herrmann's dance-infused, Oscar®-winning score to "The Devil and Daniel Webster", the world première of music director Adam Stern's "Spirits of the Dead" (after Edgar Allan Poe), and a new take on Morton Gould's "Tap Dance Concerto" featuring a masquerading soloist!

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.

Parking Information is available here.

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Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes


Music for Dancing


Tap Dance Concerto
    Alex Dugdale, tap dancer


Spirits of the Dead (world première)
    Edmund Stone, speaker


Suite, “The Devil and Daniel Webster”

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