History Lessons

Crash Course: A Century of Seattle Music

From prohibition jazz to garage rock in a castle to hip-hop's new guard.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work November 5–8

A concert tracking the slave trade through music, a study in Seattle’s evolving landscape, and a dance show for the 80s kids.

11/05/2018 By Aly Brady

Bravo Bravo Bravo

Seattle Symphony Wins Orchestra of the Year

Gramophone selected our symphony as its first-ever international Orchestra of the Year.

09/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

Bravo!

Seattle Symphony Is Nominated for Orchestra of the Year

Gramphone chose Seattle Symphony as one of eight international symphonies up for its award.

06/19/2018 By Stefan Milne

Ticket Alert

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Ciara, and the Seattle Symphony Team Up for a Benefit Concert Hosted by Russell Wilson

This one-night-only performance will raise money for youth social equity programs and improved access to the arts.

02/06/2018 By Darren Davis

Classical & More

Ludovic Morlot Will Leave Seattle Symphony in 2019

The Symphony's musical director and conductor ushered in an award-winning new era since his arrival in 2011.

04/24/2017 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: April 2017

Alec Baldwin brings his memoir to town, Sera Cahoone and the Maldives celebrate new albums, and Seattle Symphony musically explores Andy Warhol.

03/21/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Resist

Stream Seattle Symphony's Celebration of Music From the Muslim Ban Countries

'Music Beyond Borders: Voices From the Seven' highlights music from the countries cited in the POTUS's Muslim ban.

02/08/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Symphony

Slide Show: Seattle Symphony Opening Night Gala

Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony opened the 2016–2017 season with a spectacular concert featuring the captivating mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

09/18/2016

Seattle Symphony

Slide Show: The Seattle Symphony’s Club Ludo 2016

Club Ludo, the Seattle Symphony’s summer party at the Chihuly Boathouse, was one unforgettable evening, with intimate performances by world-renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Seattle Symphony musicians, a soulful set by the Grace Love Band

06/19/2016

Never Tell Us the Odds

Handicapping 2016's Seattle Grammy Nominees

Will this be Death Cab for Cutie's year?

01/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Symphony

Slide Show: Holiday Musical Salute

The Seattle Symphony got the holiday season off to a festive start with the 2015 Holiday Musical Salute at the Westin Seattle.

12/09/2015

Classical Music

Seattle Symphony Roundup: Benefactor Taylor Swift and 'Nu.Mu.Zu' for Free

The pop star gives $50,000, and the symphony releases composer Giya Kancheli's new reflection on violence.

12/03/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Seattle Symphony

Slide Show: Opening Night Gala

The Met Pages Best Dressed: September-- Congratulations to Seattle Symphony Board Member SoYoung Kwon and her husband Sung Yang who attended the Seattle Symphony's "Opening Night Gala" on September 19, 2015!

09/20/2015

Classical and More

Seattle Symphony Launches New Piano Competition

See world class pianists perform for free this week.

09/14/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: September 2015

Jonathan Franzen searches for Purity in the Internet age, and Seattle Symphony and Pacific Northwest Ballet begin their new seasons in style

08/31/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Slideshow

Slide Show: Club Ludo

06/07/2015

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: June 2015

Carla Körbes takes her final bow with PNB, EMP showcases the animation legacy of Looney Tunes’ Chuck Jones, and Seattle Symphony plays Fantasia.

06/04/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: February 16–22

Colleen Green for no green, new sounds from the Grizzled Mighty, and Seattle's biggest improv weekend: The best ways to spend your week without spending much

02/16/2015 By Darren Davis

Music News

Seattle Symphony Wins Its First Grammy

John Luther Adams's 'Become Ocean' took home the trophy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition.

02/09/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld