The Seattle Symphony has made the difficult decision to cancel the September 30 performance of Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra. In-person concerts with a live audience continue to be suspended until King County is safely in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan. All ticket holders will be notified.
Tiny Clips for Tiny Tots, modeled after the Symphony's Tiny Tots concert series, offers short performances full of fun and discovery for the young and young at heart. Host and Seattle Symphony Horn John Turman will guide young viewers through an exploration of the orchestra. Seattle Symphony musicians will join in to share their favorite stories, songs and musical games, and will unite for an ensemble performance to show how musicians work together.
Singer-songwriter Whitney Mongé learned to harness the power of authenticity while honing her skills as a street performer in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Each part of her nuanced performance, from the passion of her powerful, smoky voice to the intensity of her soulful guitar playing, draws listeners into a truthful embrace in every moment of song. Mongé was raised with rhythm and blues in her blood and the Pacific Northwest rock scene surrounding her, but she has since developed her own particular crossover genre, Alternative Soul. With four original albums to her name and a growing presence on the national music scene, Whitney Mongé is certainly one to watch.
Samuel Barber's one and only violin concerto shimmers and soars under the capable bow of rising star and Seattle favorite Simone Porter, hailed for her gorgeous tone and technical prowess. Conductor Shiyeon Sung returns to the Benaroya Hall stage to lead Porter and the orchestra in this enchanting work, paired with Korngold’s delightful Dance in the Old Style and Tchaikovsky’s romantic Serenade for Strings.