Beethoven Untuxed

One of the most popular composers of all time takes center stage as the orchestra performs Beethoven’s bold and playful Symphony No. 1. Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason takes on Tchaikovsky’s beloved Rococo Variations. This short, no-intermission concert is an affordable way to begin your weekend.


Dates and Tickets

  • 19 Oct (Fri) 2018 7:00PM

Running time

43 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Ruth Reinhardt


Born in Saarbrücken, Germany, Ruth Reinhardt began studying violin at an early age and sang in the children's chorus of Saarländisches Staatstheater, Saarbrücken's opera company.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason


Only eighteen years old, Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s international career is developing very quickly and is the 2016 BBC Young Musician, a title he won with a stunning performance of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto at London’s Barbican Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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.





Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Rococo Variations

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21


Sheku Kanneh-Mason's performance is generously underwritten by Grant and Dorrit Saviers through the Seattle Symphony's Guest Artists Circle.