Friday Matinees


Teachers, we invite you to bring your students to enjoy full-length noon concerts featuring the Seattle Symphony! Tickets are priced at a discounted rate for schools and clock hours are available for teachers with pre-concert attendance.

Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance and curated by the Seattle Symphony Education and Community Engagement staff. Free with ticket purchase.

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are $10 per student, $12 per adult.

For more information or to order tickets, contact the Group Services Manager at 206.215.4818 or

Order must be placed 6 weeks in advance. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. Programs subject to change. The Seattle Symphony is unable to cover transportation costs.

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 2

Friday, 2 November, 2018 12:00PM

Brahms’ First Symphony is an ode to personal freedom. Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova brings total commitment to the music she plays, and she directs that awareness toward the clean, austere beauty of Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto.

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Friday, 1 February, 2019 12:00PM

Shostakovich’s First Symphony crackles with dark humor and cheeky irony. Pianist Jonathan Biss asked young New Yorker Caroline Shaw to compose a concerto as a response to Beethoven, an endeavor that calls for a healthy balance of sanctity and whimsy.

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Vivaldi & Telemann

Friday, 3 May, 2019 12:00PM

Avi Avital's rapid-fire plucks and sensuous strums leave no doubt as to why Vivaldi and others were attracted to the small but mighty mandolin.

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Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Friday, 14 June, 2019 12:00PM

Then the orchestra takes us on a wild ride with Richard Strauss’ lovable troublemaker, Till Eulenspiegel.

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