Summer has arrived! Hosted by a board-certified music therapist, your family will love learning about the French horns in an environment that is designed specifically for children on the Autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. The concert experience includes instrument exploration before and after the show, a meet-and-greet with the featured musicians and a 35-minute performance.
Pre-concert Activities begin 30 minutes prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
30 minutes prior to performance
Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center - Benaroya Hall
Jonathan Karschney continues with the Seattle Symphony as Assistant Principal Horn, a position he has held on temporary contract from 2010–2015.
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.
Mark Robbins is Associate Principal French Horn with the Seattle Symphony. He performs as Principal Horn with Seattle Opera, including playing the horn calls for Wagner’s Ring cycle.
Prior to becoming a member of the Seattle Symphony, John Turman was awarded the position of principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2015.
Mike Thomas is a board certified music therapist currently specializing in psychiatric music therapy at MultiCare hospital in Auburn. Previously, he worked at Music Works Northwest in Bellevue where he taught adapted music lessons and provided one-on-one and group music therapy sessions to children and adolescents. Thomas received his Bachelor of Music degree at Western Michigan University, where he also studied voice and composition. Beyond his professional work, Thomas is a singer-songwriter and composer who enjoys writing, recording, and performing his original music.