First Concerts: Meet the Bass

While health officials manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the Seattle Symphony has made the difficult decision to cancel all performances scheduled for June 3–28 and July 25, 2020. All ticket holders will be notified.

Meet the bass in Octave 9!  Seattle Symphony bassist Joe Kaufman will perform short pieces and invite questions from curious little ones in a sensory friendly environment. Children will learn how to be musical explorers and try out instruments before the show.

First Concerts

Dates and Tickets

  • 25 Jul (Sat) 2020 9:30AM
  • 25 Jul (Sat) 2020 11:00AM

Pre-concert Talk

Pre-Concert Activities begin 30 minutes prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.

Doors open

1 hour prior to performance


Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center - Benaroya Hall


Joseph Kaufman


Seattle Symphony Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Kaufman studied with David Yavornitzky at the University of Utah, and Jeff Bradetich at the University of North Texas.

Colby Cumine MT-BC


Colby Cumine started his musical journey in the seventh grade, picking up the bass guitar to fill in for a middle school band. Colby discovered his true passion for music in the 11th grade, then deciding to find a path that merged helping others with music. He studied music therapy at Seattle Pacific University, volunteering with the Seattle Symphony’s Sensory Friendly Concerts consistently. After graduating in 2017, he interned and now works full time for Snohomish County Music Project, a non-profit serving Snohomish County. He works primarily with children with backgrounds of trauma as well as individuals of all abilities. Colby could not be more excited to be hosting these concerts!