The Seattle Symphony has made the difficult decision to cancel the September 30 performance of Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra. In-person concerts with a live audience continue to be suspended until King County is safely in Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan. All ticket holders will be notified.
Tiny Clips for Tiny Tots, modeled after the Symphony's Tiny Tots concert series, offers short performances full of fun and discovery for the young and young at heart. Host and Seattle Symphony Horn John Turman will guide young viewers through an exploration of the orchestra. Seattle Symphony musicians will join in to share their favorite stories, songs and musical games, and will unite for an ensemble performance to show how musicians work together.
Samuel Barber's one and only violin concerto shimmers and soars under the capable bow of rising star and Seattle favorite Simone Porter, hailed for her gorgeous tone and technical prowess. Conductor Shiyeon Sung returns to the Benaroya Hall stage to lead Porter and the orchestra in this enchanting work, paired with Korngold’s delightful Dance in the Old Style and Tchaikovsky’s romantic Serenade for Strings.
Pianist Tengku Irfan joins the orchestra to transport audiences to a world of youthful enchantment with Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto, exuding the composer's carefree attitude and sassy swagger. Seattle Symphony Principal Trumpet David Gordon offers witty interjections to the piano passages in this impish work by Shostakovich. Guest conductor Joseph Young continues the festive atmosphere with Haydn's popular London Symphony, full of bold statements and jaunty folk tunes.