Side-by-Side with Garfield High School

Seattle Symphony celebrates the 30th anniversary of Garfield High School Music Director Marcus Tsutakawa in this family-friendly concert. Music Director Ludovic Morlot conducts Garfield High School Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony as they share the stage to perform Debussy’s La mer (“The Sea”).

Doors open: 1 hour prior to performance


Dates and Tickets

  • 1 Mar (Tue) 2016 7:00PM

Running time

60 minutes

Doors open

1 hour prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ludovic Morlot


French conductor Ludovic Morlot is in his fifth season as Music Director of the Seattle Symphony. There have been many highlights during his first four seasons in this position, including an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in May 2014, as reported in The New York Times: "The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colours and tremulous energy.”

Marcus Tsutakawa


Marcus Tsutakawa has been a music teacher in the Seattle Public Schools from 1979. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Garfield Orchestras.

Garfield High School Orchestras

The Garfield High School Orchestra program, under the direction of Marcus Tsutakawa, is by all measures a stand out among public high school programs; it's certainly one of the pre-eminent training grounds for young musicians in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.





Gabriel Fauré

Masques et bergamasques

Richard Wagner

Suite from Tannhäuser

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

Claude Debussy

La Mer ("The Sea")