Update for 11/19: With respect to current statewide restrictions for Washington State and in solidarity with the Seattle community as coronavirus cases rise, the Seattle Symphony has made the decision to pause live performances from Benaroya Hall for the next few weeks. The Symphony is working to reschedule the live broadcast of Ivan & Alyosha with the Seattle Symphony (originally set for December 4); Holiday Pops with the Seattle Symphony (previously scheduled for December 11) is canceled. All Seattle Symphony Live users will be notified.
Join conductor Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star N’Kenge for this dazzling program full of holiday favorites, traditional carols and plenty of yuletide cheer. All of the heartwarming sounds of the season await you at this lighthearted and joyful concert.
Stuart Chafetz is the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony. Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence.
N’Kenge’s an artist who’s destined to make a serious impact on several musical fronts. From operatic to spiritual, from pop to musical theater, from jazz to blues; tender or intense, N’Kenge’s performances are consistent in her technical excellence. Her musical repertoire covers 11 languages and her power and control are uncanny. This Broadway darling was recently seen on TV this year as a presenter at the 58th Annual NY Emmy Awards. The New York Post called her “electrifying” in the role of Mary Wells that she originated in the Broadway smash hit Motown: The Musical. N'Kenge made her Broadway debut in Sondheim on Sondheim singing alongside Vanessa Williams, Barbara Cook, Tom Wopat and Norm Lewis.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Seattle Symphony Live is generously sponsored by the Scan|Design Foundation by Inger & Jens Bruun.