Opening Night Celebration

Raise a glass to the return of live music and the launch of a new season with a unique and elevated opening night experience! Journey through Benaroya Hall with a front row seat to small, specially curated performances, all leading toward the main event on the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium stage. Music Director Thomas Dausgaard leads the orchestra in a dazzling world premiere by Composer in Residence Reena Esmail, paired perfectly with Stravinsky’s dramatic and immensely popular Firebird Suite.

This black-tie event celebrates the Seattle Symphony’s commitment to arts and culture in our community and directly supports the Symphony’s artistic, educational and community programming. Tickets currently available for Gala only.

For more information, or to reserve your Opening Night Celebration experience, call 206.215.4728.


Dates and Tickets

  • 18 Sep (Sat) 2021 5:00PM

Running time

Call 206.215.4728 for more info


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.

Seattle Symphony

Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.


Thomas Dausgaard’s position is generously underwritten as the Harriet Overton Stimson Music Director.