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This critically acclaimed [untitled] series explores new and contemporary works — all in the informal atmosphere of the Samuel & Althea Stroum. The Seattle Symphony’s brass section provides an evening of sacred music by the great Venetian composer Gabrieli interwoven with the works of contemporary American composers Schuller, Sampson and DiLorenzo. 


Dates and Tickets

  • 18 Oct (Fri) 2019 10:00PM

Running time

50 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby - Benaroya Hall


Jenna Breen


Australian horn player Jenna Breen began her musical education aged 9 on the flute, a year later taking up her now preferred instrument, the French horn. Throughout her school years she developed her love for music through participation in various youth and community ensembles, always wanting to pursue a career in this field.

Jeffrey Fair


Jeffrey Fair has been the Principal Horn (The Charles Simonyi Chair) of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since February 2013 and a member of the Orchestra since 2003.

Jonathan Karschney


Jonathan Karschney continues with the Seattle Symphony as Assistant Principal Horn, a position he has held on temporary contract from 2010–2015.

Danielle Kuhlmann


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


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.

John Turman


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.

David Gordon


David Gordon, whose playing has been described as “spectacular” by the Chicago Tribune, is Principal Trumpet of the Seattle Symphony and Chicago's Grant Park Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Myers


Michael Myers joins the Seattle Symphony after posts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Christopher Stingle


A native of Philadelphia, Christopher Stingle joins the Seattle Symphony as second trumpet after performing eight seasons with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra as the Assistant Principal Trumpet and four seasons with the Santa Fe Opera as Principal trumpet.

Alexander White


Alexander White returns to the Seattle Symphony as Third/Assistant Principal Trumpet after being Principal Trumpet of the Malaysian Philharmonic for their 2014–2015 season.

Stephen Fissel

Trombone-Bass Trombone

Stephen Fissel joined the Seattle Symphony as a trombonist in 1981 after having played in orchestras in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Carson Keeble


David Lawrence Ritt


David Ritt is originally from Long Island, New York. He attended the Eastman School of Music, and played briefly in the orchestras of Singapore and Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Ko-ichiro Yamamoto


Ko-ichiro Yamamoto is Principal Trombone of the Seattle Symphony and the Saito-Kinen Orchestra, and is a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Music.

John DiCesare


John DiCesare was the Principal Tuba of the Louisville Orchestra before coming to the Seattle Symphony. DiCesare has performed with orchestras nationwide, notably The Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra Pittsburgh Symphony and St. Louis Symphony.

James Benoit


James Benoit, a native of Niskayuna, New York, is the newly appointed Principal Timpanist of the Seattle Symphony. Previously, Benoit was the Associate Principal Percussionist and Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and spent three seasons as a section percussionist with the Sarasota Opera.

Matthew Decker


Matthew Decker begins his position as Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist in the Seattle Symphony in the 2016–2017 season. Before joining the Seattle Symphony Decker spent two seasons as the Assistant Principal Percussionist of the North Carolina Symphony.

Rob Tucker


Rob Tucker is one of the Northwest's most in demand percussionists. He regularly performs with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet.

Michael A. Werner


Before joining the Seattle Symphony as Principal Percussion in the fall of 2009, Michael A. Werner was a percussionist with the Metropolitan Opera for 13 years, and Principal Percussion for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for two years.