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Concert Cancellations

Due to the latest variants of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still determining whether we are able to have a live audience on Nov. 6, 2021 and for the remainder of our season.

Our Board of Trustees are taking into account the latest news from the local government, public health experts, and following precautions adapted by Benaroya Hall before making a decision on when and how we will be performing.

Washington State Resources: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/

King County Resources: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19.aspx

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A Ruth Gipps Premiere

Apr 24, 2021

One of the hallmarks of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra is to perform pieces by composers that, for various reasons, never got the platform they deserved. Such is the case of Ruth Gipps. The Seattle Philharmonic performed the U.S. Premiere of her second symphony on March 31, 2018. The following excerpt is from the program notes […]

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"Serene Cheer and Warm Sunshine": Brahms' Second

Mar 1, 2021

The Philharmonic presents the third U.S. premiere of the season: Pyramid, a stirring tone poem by Sweden-based American composer Molly Kien (“a major new voice” — Fanfare Magazine). The winner of the Philharmonic’s 2019 Don Bushell Competition, the radiant soprano Allison Pohl, will be heard in a selection of lieder by Richard Strauss. Closing the […]

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Holst, The Planets, Voyager 2, and a few Informal Observations

May 25, 2015

We are past the mid-point of the rehearsal cycle for our upcoming season finale, the details being worked are getting smaller and more subtle, and we’re simply getting more and more excited to finally launch into this journey. The music we’ll be playing is tremendously exciting in itself—two pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams and one […]

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