Special Events

The Seattle Symphony highlights each season with extraordinary events and must-attend celebrations.

Stay tuned for updates about upcoming special events.


On September 19, 2020, over 400 cars filled Marymoor Park for our first-ever drive-in concert, and nearly 4,000 households tuned in online through Seattle Symphony Live, making this year's celebration our biggest opening night ever!  Featuring a special performance by Seattle-based vocalist and guitarist Whitney Mongé with the orchestra led by Associate Conductor Lee Mills, Season Opening Reimagined was an unforgettable way to start to the new season.

The Seattle Symphony gratefully recognizes the following people for their generous Opening Night gifts through October 23, 2020:

Sonata ($50,000+)

Anonymous (4) 

Overture ($25,000 - $49,999)

Larry Benaroya Family Foundation
Judith Fong and Mark Wheeler
Lyn and Gerald Grinstein
Parul and Gary Houlahan
Benjamin and Kelly Martz
The Nakajima Family
Patricia and Jon Rosen
Grant and Dorrit Saviers
Patricia Tall-Takacs and Gary Takacs
Anonymous (2)

Cadenza ($10,000 - $24,999)

Elias and Karyl Alvord
René and April Ancinas
Kathy and William Binder
The Boeing Company
Paula Boggs and Randee Fox
Leslie and Dale Chihuly
Susan Johannsen and Stephen Elop
Senator and Mrs. Daniel J. Evans
Paul Leach and Susan Winokur
Dorothy Li
Richard Meyer and Susan Harmon
Microsoft Corporation
Erika J. Nesholm
John and Laurel Nesholm
Melvyn* and Rosalind Poll
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Snyder
Mel and Leena Sturman

Encore ($1,200 - $9,999)

Eve Gordon Anderson and Mark Anderson
Jane and Peter Barrett
The Benaroya Family
Matt Brannock and Claire Taylor
Sue and Robert Collett
Susan Coughlin and John Lauber
Betty and Andrew Cowan
Isiaah Crawford and Kent Korneisel
Beryl and Nick Crossley
Dr. Susan Detweiler and Dr. Alexander Clowes*
Rebecca and Barney* Ebsworth
Brittni and Larry Estrada
William Gates Sr.* and Mimi Gardner Gates
Jean-François and Catherine Heitz
Nader and Oraib Kabbani
Binil Kurian
Dana and Ned Laird
Heather Leach
Jeff Lehman and Katrina Russell
Kjristine R. Lund
Russ and Diena Mann
Mika Nakamura and Gary Wood
Dick and Joyce Paul
Elizabeth and Jonathan Roberts
Norm and Elisabeth Sandler/The Sandler Foundation
Ty and Jenny Schultz
Vivian and Jim Schwab
Ms. Barbara Snapp and Dr. Phillip Chapman
Stephen Whyte

To see photos from Season Opening Reimagined, please click here and enter access code 091920.

Questions? Contact Samantha DeLuna at samantha.deluna@seattlesymphony.org or 206.215.4728.

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