Holiday Pops

A holiday tradition! The brilliant pianist Tony DeSare and the soulful Capathia Jenkins join conductor Stuart Chafetz and the University of Washington Chorale for this heartwarming program. Featuring seasonal classics and traditional favorites such as “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Baby, It's Cold Outside,” and “The First Noel,” this year’s Holiday Pops spreads the heartfelt warmth of the season with humor and joy.

Closed Captioning is available for Saturday night Seattle Pops performances ONLY. Please call the box office at 206.215.4747 to secure your location.

Dates and Tickets

  • 7 Dec (Fri) 2018 8:00PM
  • 8 Dec (Sat) 2018 2:00PM
  • 8 Dec (Sat) 2018 8:00PM
  • 9 Dec (Sun) 2018 2:00PM

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Stuart Chafetz


Stuart Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent and this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Seattle, Detroit, Naples, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Vancouver and many more.

Tony DeSare

Piano and Vocals

Named a “Rising Star” Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll, DeSare has lived up to the distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.

Capathia Jenkins


The Brooklyn-born and raised actress, Capathia Jenkins, most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson.

The Beaconettes


Seattle’s Beaconettes perform topical versions of familiar tunes in four-part harmony. In signature beehive hairdos illuminated by twinkling lights, the Beaconettes are a familiar presence at holiday festivals, Christmas-tree lightings and fundraisers for charitable and progressive causes.

University of Washington Chorale

The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Chorale is an audi­tioned advanced under­grad­u­ate ensem­ble of music and non-music majors from the Seat­tle cam­pus.

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.