2019–2020 Season Highlights


As we enter a new era with Thomas Dausgaard, we invite you to embark on an extraordinary journey through the diversity of human expression, from the traditional and familiar to the bold and innovative. From the introduction of our new music director to a joyous celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the season is filled with an incredible array of concerts and guest artists that will uplift your spirit all season long.

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Meet Thomas Dausgaard

Thomas Dausgaard

With an enthusiastic embrace of the future, we welcome Thomas Dausgaard as our new music director. Experience his joy for making music with thrilling concerts and creative programs throughout the season.

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Beethoven Festival

Beethoven Festival

Thomas Dausgaard wraps up his first season with a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday. This three-week festival features performances of all nine symphonies alongside new works created, inspired or performed by community members.

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Star Soloists

Soloists

The 2019–2020 season welcomes the world’s most acclaimed musicians to Seattle. Lang Lang, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Chick Corea, Itzhak Perlman, John Adams and others visit the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall.

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Premieres & New Music

Be the first in the world to hear music by some of today’s most forward-thinking artists. Discover 11 world premieres, including a cello concerto by Composer in Residence Tyshawn Sorey.

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Featured Events

Featured Events

From the glamor of Opening Night to New Year’s Eve with Meow Meow, the season is filled with stunning programs and one-of-a-kind events. Highlights include the Music of Quincy Jones, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, the Music of John Williams and more.

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Series & Experiences

Series Experiences

Whether you’re looking for the best in classical music or a casual night out, discover something new with a curated series. Build a lifetime of musical memories at Family Concerts or get up close to the music with our chamber series.

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"Music-making with the Seattle Symphony is a supreme joy. I love Seattle and I can't wait to get started."
Thomas Dausgaard