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Tuesday, 23 June, 2015

Live @ Benaroya Announces Fourth Season

Fall Concert Lineup

Final 14/15 Season Concert: Rock Legend Brian Wilson - July 12 in Acoustically Rich S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Tickets Selling Fast.

Live @ Benaroya Hall wraps up a successful third season of concerts with rock legend Brian Wilson and special musical guest Rodriguez. On the heels of the critically acclaimed Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack and Paul Dano, tickets are selling fast for Brian Wilson’s live concert in the acoustically rich and intimate S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium at Benaroya Hall. Pokémon and George Winston concerts are also currently on sale. Bollywood Masala Orchestra, Motion Trio and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concerts will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Chris Cornell concert tickets sold out just a few hours after being released for public sale. All concert ticket prices vary.

Visit or call (206) 215-4747 for ticket information. The Benaroya Hall Ticket Office is on the corner of Third Avenue and Union Street. Ticket Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; and Saturday, 1 p.m.–6 p.m. Phone interviews and in-person appearances (when the touring schedule allows) are available by contacting Jennifer Rice at the number listed above. Details on the individual concerts listed below.

Brian Wilson with special guest Rodriguez
July 12; 8pm
Tickets $45–$125
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Brian Wilson is one of popular music’s most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. For more than half a century, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from his imagination into glorious song. Wilson brings this ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others.

Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys. In July 1962 they released their first album, Surfin’ Safari; the band’s initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966’s Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time.  Wilson crafted innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and the No. 1 smash “Good Vibrations.”

Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 10 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the ‘60s: Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE. Brian Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a U.K. Music Hall of Fame inductee.  As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with Seattle Symphony
Tues. Sept. 15, 7:30pm

Tickets $36–$101
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

Pokémon is brought to life by the Seattle Symphony performing all new arrangements with carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.  Catch, battle and trade Pokémon from games including: Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

George Winston
Fri. September 18, 8pm
Tickets $35–$45
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

George Winston returns to Benaroya Hall with his beautiful Winter Show. The program will include melodic fall and winter-themed songs, selections fromVince Guaraldi’s Peanuts , pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano & the stride piano traditions and songs from his recently released album, Spring Carousel — A Cancer Research Benefit.

Chris Cornell
Tues. September 29, 8pm
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

This acoustic performance showcases songs from his forthcoming new album as well as his entire catalog. Chris Cornell is a modern iconic innovator who transcends genre. He was the chief architect of the ‘90s grunge movement and remains one of the best rock voices of all time.

Bollywood Masala Orchestra
Wed. September 30, 7:30pm
Tickets $50–$95
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present "Spirit of India," a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. Rahis Bharti, one of India’s greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India give an authentic taste of the richness and excitement of Indian music.

Motion Trio
Tue. November 3, 7:30pm
Tickets $20–$30
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

This accordion trio is a phenomenon on the European and global music market. Using all the advantages of the accordion in performances that include action and drama, they continually explore the new possibilities of this instrument, changing the way that it is perceived.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Mon. November 30, 7:30pm
Tickets $40–$85
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has a special holiday gift for naughty and nice fans alike! Commonly recognized as one of the best live bands on the planet, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues to craft great studio albums that match the intensity of their live shows. The multiplatinum-selling, Grammy-nominated band is back performing music off their holiday album It Feels Like Christmas Time featuring a mix of traditional favorites and original material.

About Live @ Benaroya Hall

Launched in 2012, Live @ Benaroya Hall presents a diverse lineup of jazz, rock, blues, country, pop, alternative and world music concerts in downtown Seattle’s acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves the Puget Sound region. For additional information, including a full concert schedule, please visit

About Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall is home of the Seattle Symphony and venue of choice for many local arts organizations. It is located on an entire city block in downtown Seattle and is surrounded by numerous restaurants, retail stores and parking facilities. The hall has two performance spaces — the 2,500-seat S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium and the 540-seat Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall — and a 430-stall underground parking garage. Over 450,000 people participate in public and private events annually, making Benaroya Hall the most-visited performing arts venue in Seattle. Benaroya Hall has received numerous awards, including a 2001 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Award for outstanding architecture. For additional information, including rental information, event listings and public tour schedules, please visit

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