Live Music Awaits: A Letter from Thomas Dausgaard

The Seattle Symphony welcomes audiences back to Benaroya Hall for the 2021/2022 season.

Dear Music Lover,

This is it. Our chance to be together again after being apart for so long. To share in the creation of live music. To make a new beginning. I am thrilled to present our 2021/2022 Masterworks Series, the return of live, in-person performances to Benaroya Hall. And I know you will feel the same thrill when taking your seat in person before the magnificent Seattle Symphony.

Our plans are bold: the unmissable sound of the full orchestra will be heard from the very first concert. Our programs include music familiar and unknown, revered and brand new. Gathering together means throwing our doors wide open. Mahler said that a symphony must be like the whole world, containing everything — we take this saying literally!

What will you hear and feel? The joys and sorrows of our human experience in Mahler, Verdi and Brahms; the glories of nature in Sibelius and Messiaen; the many stories of our diverse history in George Walker, Angélica Negrón, Kishi Bashi and other outstanding composers. On the Benaroya Hall stage, a year-long reunion of the very finest musicians — your own orchestra reaching new heights with our phenomenal artistic friends from around the world.

Only in the concert hall can you feel music unfold before you and be a part of it. That feeling awaits you in our season. We can’t wait to share it. I hope to see you there because — This is it!

Thomas Dausgaard
Harriet Overton Stimson Music Director

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Posted on March 18, 2021.