This year, our season opening concert and celebration is bigger than ever! We begin the season with a celebration of the return of the Seattle Symphony to the Benaroya Hall stage. Tune in from the comfort of your own home with our brand-new streaming service, Seattle Symphony Live, or join us at King County's Marymoor Park for our first ever drive-in concert screening!
Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and winner of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award in 2014, 2017 and 2019, Lee Mills is internationally recognized as a passionate, multifaceted and energetic conductor. In his previous position as Resident Conductor of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, he led performances hailed as having a “sonority of unequalled liveliness and quality” (movimento.com), working alongside such artists as Simone Porter, Conrad Tao, Eliane Coelho and the Smetana Trio.
Whitney Mongé learned to capture the power of authenticity while honing her skills as a street performer in Pike Place Market. With or without the elevation of a stage, each part of her performance, from the passion of her powerful, smokey voice to the intensity of her soulful guitar playing, draws listeners into an embrace within each truthful moment of song.
Fred Northup, Jr. is on stage over 100 nights a year as a nationally known fundraising auctioneer, emcee and comedy improviser. For 10 years, Fred was a company member of Seattle's famed "TheatreSports" comedy improv group, and he travels the country emceeing major events. Emcee clients include Turner Broadcasting, Microsoft, Starbucks, Boeing, Amazon, Zillow, Expedia and more.
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