Community Concerts – Prison Concerts




“Breathtaking, relaxing and very uplifting. I felt at peace.”
– Inmate and audience member at the Monroe Correctional Complex

The Seattle Symphony’s Prison Concerts bring hope and healing to inmates of local prisons through live music. This project started in 2011 with Seattle Symphony violinist Stephen Bryant and his wife Sue Jane playing string duets for a group of men at the Monroe Correctional Complex. Since then small ensembles of Seattle Symphony musicians have returned for annual visits to Monroe and have also visited the Washington Correctional Center for Women in Gig Harbor.


In the News


KNKX: Musicians provide peace, hope to Monroe inmates

KOMO News: ‘They need this’: Seattle Symphony visits prison in Monroe

The Seattle Times: Seattle Symphony strings and the women’s prison

The Seattle Times: Seattle Symphony musicians perform for prison inmates

Washington State Department of Corrections: Inmates fine peace through symphony music

Community Concerts

Prison Concerts Events

Prison Concerts Calendar

Side-by-Side Concert with Garfield High School Orchestra

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 7:00PM

Join the Seattle Symphony and the Garfield High School Orchestra for a FREE community concert at Garfield High School.

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Side-by-Side Concert with Roosevelt High School Orchestra

Thursday, 24 October, 2019 7:00PM

Join the Seattle Symphony and the Roosevelt High School Orchestra for a FREE community concert at Roosevelt High School.

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Community Concert in Tukwila

Thursday, 23 January, 2020 7:00PM

Join the Seattle Symphony for a FREE community concert at the Foster Performing Arts Center in Tukwila.

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Side-by-Side Concert with Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 7:00PM

Join the Seattle Symphony and the Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra for a FREE community concert at Shorecrest High School.

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