Opening Night Gala

Be part of the glamour and excitement of Dausgaard’s inaugural Opening Night with us! The 2019-2020 Opening Night Concert & Gala will be a thrilling start to the season. Thomas Dausgaard takes the stage in his first concert as Music Director in a program that includes pianist Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

The Gala will honor James and Sherry Raisbeck for their significant contributions to the life of our city and region. We hope you will join us to celebrate James and Sherry and thank them for making our community a better place to live - today and tomorrow.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Events Officer Molly Gillette at or 206.215.4753.


Dates and Tickets

  • 14 Sep (Sat) 2019 5:00PM

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.

Daniil Trifonov


Grammy Award winning Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov – winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award – has made a spectacular ascent of the classical music world as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator, and composer. Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, his performances are a perpetual source of awe.

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.


Daniil Trifinov's performance is generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur. Supporting Sponsor: Nordstrom