Beethoven Festival Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3

This is a community-wide celebration of beginnings, including Beethoven’s First Symphony, in which the young composer mastered the Classical style advanced by his heroes Haydn and Mozart. The epic Third Symphony, stretching far beyond the scope of anything that came before it, turned the pages of history and launched the Romantic era in all its power and grandeur. Teens across King County reflect on Beethoven’s revolutionary legacy to create a new work to preface his early masterpieces.

Masterworks Series

Dates and Tickets

  • 11 Jun (Thu) 2020 7:30PM
  • 13 Jun (Sat) 2020 8:00PM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Running time

1 hour, 52 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.

Community Youth Chorus

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.


Thomas Dausgaard’s performance sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun.

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