Do you believe in magic? We’re traveling to far-off lands filled with fairies and mythical queens. Our fantastical journey will feature selections from Mozart’s iconic opera The Magic Flute and Mendelssohn’s shimmering overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Activities begin 1-hour prior to the performance in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Soprano Serena Eduljee’s effortless high notes and full, beautiful tone have earned her opera roles such as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Fee in Cendrillon, Blöndchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Despina in Così fan tutte, Cunegonde in Candide, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance and concert performances as Christine in Phantom of the Opera, with Ten Grands at Benaroya Hall.
Lee Mills is internationally recognized as a passionate, multifaceted and energetic conductor. He has led performances with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra that have been hailed as having a “sonority of unequalled liveliness and quality,” working alongside such artists as Simone Porter, Conrad Tao, Eliane Coelho and the Smetana Trio. His conducting engagements outside of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra include the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Julin started to play flute when he was six, after hearing The Flight of the Bumble Bee on the radio. Two years later, he became the youngest woodwind player at the Seattle Youth Symphony.
Christina Siemens is an active professional musician in demand as both pianist and vocalist. She began her work with the prestigious Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2003 and was promoted to full time Company Pianist in 2008.
Charles Robert Stephens has been hailed by The New York Times as “a baritone of smooth distinction.”
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.