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.



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. Jeremy Denk, Conrad Tao, Gun-Brit Barkmin, John Adams and others visit the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall.

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Premieres & New Music

Premieres

Be among the first to hear music by some of today’s most forward-thinking artists. Discover 13 world premieres and five U.S. premieres, including Janice Giteck’s Potlatch Symphony 2020, a collaboration with members of regional native tribes.

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Featured Events

Featured Events

Enjoy one-of-a-kind events and stunning programs all season long. Explore the music from the Studio Ghibli Films by Hayao Miyazaki, delve into the sound world of Jim James live with the Seattle Symphony, and celebrate the breathtaking virtuosity of the Rachmaninov Festival.

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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