Warming Up with The Horns

Summer has arrived! Hosted by a board-certified music therapist, your family will love learning about the French horns in an environment that is designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians and a 35-minute performance.

Sensory Friendly

Dates and Tickets

  • 1 Jun (Sat) 2019 10:00AM
  • 1 Jun (Sat) 2019 12:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Activities begin 30 minutes prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

35 minutes

Doors open

30 minutes prior to performance


Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center - Benaroya Hall


Jonathan Karschney


Jonathan Karschney continues with the Seattle Symphony as Assistant Principal Horn, a position he has held on temporary contract from 2010–2015.

Danielle Kuhlmann


Praised by The New York Times for her fearless and seductive playing, Seattle native Danielle Kuhlmann returns home to join the Seattle Symphony after a three-year tenure with the San Diego Symphony.

Mark Robbins


Mark Robbins is Associate Principal French Horn with the Seattle Symphony. He performs as Principal Horn with Seattle Opera, including playing the horn calls for Wagner’s Ring cycle.

John Turman


Prior to becoming a member of the Seattle Symphony, John Turman was awarded the position of principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2015.

Michael Thomas


Mike Thomas is a board certified music therapist currently specializing in psychiatric music therapy at MultiCare hospital in Auburn. Previously, he worked at Music Works Northwest in Bellevue where he taught adapted music lessons and provided one-on-one and group music therapy sessions to children and adolescents. Thomas received his Bachelor of Music degree at Western Michigan University, where he also studied voice and composition. Beyond his professional work, Thomas is a singer-songwriter and composer who enjoys writing, recording, and performing his original music.