Seattle — The Seattle Symphony will be presented by the Marymoor Park Concert Series and AEG Live on June 24, performing the Movie Music of John Williams outdoors at Marymoor Park.
Under the baton of conductor Stuart Chafetz, audiences will hear some of the most unforgettable film scores of the century, including those from Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park and Star Wars. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 3, with an exclusive pre-sale for Seattle Symphony patrons beginning at 10 a.m. on April 1.
THE MOVIE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
Marymoor Park Concert Series – Presented by Swedish Redmond
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Stuart Chafetz is a conductor with a dynamic podium demeanor and a refined sense of audience engagement. Increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent, this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Naples, Phoenix, Houston, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cincinnati, Hawaii, Columbus, Jacksonville, Buffalo, Louisiana, Grand Rapids and others. Previous conducting appearances include the orchestras of Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Florida, Houston, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Louisiana, Naples, New Mexico, Phoenix, San Francisco Ballet and Virginia. He’s had the privilege to work with renowned artists such as Chris Botti, George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, The Chieftains, Jennifer Holliday, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker and Bernadette Peters. He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for twenty years, Chafetz would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Chafetz led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. In the summers, Chafetz spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in addition to his role as that orchestra’s timpanist. When not on the podium, Chafetz makes his home near San Francisco, California.
King County's most active park, more than 3 million people visit Marymoor annually to explore every inch of Marymoor's 640 acres packed with recreational activities, rare amenities and community-enriching events that are first class. This regional gem is located in Redmond, Washington, and nestled near the beautiful Willowmoor Farm historical district near Clise Mansion. Marymoor Park's natural and scenic environment easily makes the 5,000-capacity outdoor venue the home to Seattle's best open-air concert series. The best part is that this intimate outdoor concert experience is only a 15-minute trip away from downtown Seattle.
Founded in 1903, the Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history. Under the leadership of Music Director Ludovic Morlot since September 2011, the Symphony is heard live from September through July by more than 300,000 people. It performs in one of the finest modern concert halls in the world — the acoustically superb Benaroya Hall — in downtown Seattle. Its extensive education and community-engagement programs reach over 100,000 children and adults each year. The Seattle Symphony has a deep commitment to new music, commissioning many works by living composers each season, including John Luther Adams’ recent Become Ocean, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music and a 2015 Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The orchestra has made more than 140 recordings and has received 18 Grammy nominations, two Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades. In 2014 the Symphony launched its in-house recording label, Seattle Symphony Media.
Tickets ($39.50 General Admission Lawn or $59.50 and $69.50 Reserved) may be purchased through AXS.com on April 3 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will not be available through the Seattle Symphony or Benaroya Hall ticket office.
Tickets will be available from AXS.com, by calling 888-929-7849; or through the Marymoor Park Box Office by phone at 206-205-3661 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m., or in person at 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkway, N.E. in Redmond. Tickets are also available for in-person purchase at the Showbox Box Office, located at 1426 1st Avenue in Seattle, on Wednesday and Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Photo Credit: Eli Brownell