The Orchestra: Beethoven's Birthday Bash

While health officials manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the Seattle Symphony has made the difficult decision to cancel all performances scheduled for June 3–28 and July 25, 2020. All ticket holders will be notified.

It’s a party! The percussion, brass, woodwinds and strings come back together to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. You’ll sing along and dance to some of Beethoven’s greatest hits with the Seattle Symphony! Tiny Tots Concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5. Arrive early for pre-concert activities that include instrument exploration, a percussion play area and crafts in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

Tiny Tots

Dates and Tickets

  • 5 Jun (Fri) 2020 10:30AM
  • 6 Jun (Sat) 2020 9:30AM
  • 6 Jun (Sat) 2020 10:30AM
  • 6 Jun (Sat) 2020 11:30AM

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 the performance


Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall


Lina Gonzalez-Granados


Praised for her "attention to orchestral colors" (OperaWire) and ability to create "lightning changes in tempo, meter and effect" (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Lina Gonzalez-Granados has firmly established herself locally and abroad as a talented conductor of opera, classical, and contemporary music.

Marley Erickson

Winner of the 2018 USA National MTNA Junior Strings Competition, 16-year-old Marley Erickson has presented numerous full-length recitals and appeared as soloist with orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic. She took first place in Poland's 2019 Fundacja Young Arts Competition, is a laureate of the 2016 International Louis Spohr and Il Piccolo Violino Magico Competitions and participated in the Menuhin Competition in 2016 and 2018. Marley has performed in the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School, the Kronberg Academy’s "Mit Musik- Miteinander,” and Festivals including Seattle’s Chamber Music Festival, the Kronberg Academy Festival, and Miedzynarodowy Music Festival. She made her New York debut in 2019 at Salon de Virtuosi.

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.