Lullaby Project Celebration Concert

Join us for a joyful celebration of lullabies this Mothers Day! This moving event will feature songs created by parents at Mary's Place and performed by Seattle Symphony musicians. The Lullaby Project is now in its sixth season, and a featured program of our Simple Gifts initiative.

Admission is FREE. Please RSVP to Katie Hovde at

Space is limited and your prompt RSVP is appreciated. Additional event information provided upon RSVP.

The Lullaby Project is a national program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Iniative.

About Simple Gifts

The Seattle Symphony’s Simple Gifts program aims to empower individuals who are experiencing homelessness to connect with their creativity; develop deeper roots in the community through service, advocacy and collaboration; spark joy and inspire hope in individuals and communities that face disproportionate amounts of hardship; and raise awareness of the homelessness crisis that is occurring in King County.

Community Concerts

Dates and Tickets

  • 13 May (Sun) 2018 11:00AM


Norcliffe Founders Room


Jeffrey Barker


A Seattle native, Jeffrey Barker is beginning his new position as Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony in the 2015–2016 season.

Kathleen Boyer

Second Violin

Kathleen Boyer joined the Seattle Symphony in 1985, moving to third chair, second violin, in 1994.

John Coons


Actor/Singer John Coons has performed locally with The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, ACT Theatre, ArtsWest, Book It Repertory, ReAct Theatre and The 14/48 Projects, as well as singing with popular artists Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer and Foreigner.

Li-Tan Hsu


A prizewinner from the Liszt Garrison Competition, Dr. Li-Tan Hsu is currently a Collaborative Artist in Residence in Music Division of the Seattle University. Before moving to Seattle in April 2015, she was a faculty member of the Peabody Preparatory of the Johns Hopkins University. A pianist in high demand, recently she was named the accompanist of the semi-final round for the Seattle Symphony Piano Competition. Dr. Hsu was a rehearsal pianist for concert musicians such as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Victor Danchenko, to name a few.

Eric Jacobs

Clarinet-Bass Clarinet

Eric Jacobs is the newly appointed Clarinet and Bass Clarinet of the Seattle Symphony. Prior to joining the Symphony, Jacobs was based in Los Angeles pursuing an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and new music advocate.

Danielle Kuhlmann


Praised by The New York Times for her fearless and seductive playing, Seattle native Danielle Kuhlmann returns home to join the Seattle Symphony after a three-year tenure with the San Diego Symphony.

Valerie Muzzolini


Valerie Muzzolini is Principal Harp of the Seattle Symphony, a position she has held since the age of 23. In demand both nationally and internationally, she has performed as guest principal harp of both the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Nice Philharmonic, and has appeared with The Philadelphia Orchestra. As soloist, she has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Nice Philharmonic and Vancouver Symphony.

Mikhail Shmidt

First Violin

Born in Moscow, Russia, Mikhail Shmidt began his musical education at age 5 and won the Concertino Prague at age 14.

Katherine Strohmaier


Katherine is honored to play among the dynamite artists at the Seattle Symphony again, having sung previously in Pops concerts highlighting the music of the Mad Men era, with conductor Steven Reineke; and a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, with conductor Larry Blank.