Holiday Pops

Deck the halls and start a brand new holiday tradition! Join your hometown Seattle Symphony on a wondrous musical journey full of holiday favorites and delightful surprises. Guest vocalists Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare headline this Holiday Pops spectacular with classics such as Frank Loesser’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” and Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here”. For all the 12s in the house, the Seattle Seahawks’ “Blue Thunder” drumline will make a very special appearance with an unforgettable rendition of “Little Drummer Boy”, and the University of Washington Chorale will lend their bright voices for a set of beautiful traditional carols. With a showstopping visit from Santa Claus himself, this heartwarming holiday program is guaranteed to make your spirits bright.

Want a sneak peek of the fun you’ll be having? Check out Tony DeSare’s performance from the KOMO News studio!

Read more about Holiday Pops here.

Seattle Pops

Dates and Tickets

  • 11 Dec (Fri) 2015 8:00PM
  • 12 Dec (Sat) 2015 2:00PM
  • 12 Dec (Sat) 2015 8:00PM
  • 13 Dec (Sun) 2015 2:00PM

Running time

1 hour, 29 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 15 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Stuart Chafetz


Stuart Chafetz is a conductor with a dynamic podium demeanor and a refined sense of audience engagement.

Tony DeSare

Piano and Vocals

Named a “Rising Star” Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll, DeSare has lived up to the distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.

Capathia Jenkins


The Brooklyn-born and raised actress, Capathia Jenkins, created the role of ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway.

University of Washington Chorale

The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Chorale is an audi­tioned advanced under­grad­u­ate ensem­ble of music and non-music majors from the Seat­tle cam­pus.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.