“Breathtaking, relaxing and very uplifting. I felt at peace.”
– Inmate and audience member at the Monroe Correctional Complex
The Seattle Symphony’s Prison Concerts bring hope and healing to inmates of local prisons through live music. This project started in 2011 with Seattle Symphony violinist Stephen Bryant and his wife Sue Jane playing string duets for a group of men at the Monroe Correctional Complex. Since then small ensembles of Seattle Symphony musicians have returned for annual visits to Monroe and have also visited the Washington Correctional Center for Women in Gig Harbor.
In the News
The Seattle Times: Seattle Symphony strings and the women’s prison
The Seattle Times: Seattle Symphony musicians perform for prison inmates
Washington State Department of Corrections: Inmates fine peace through symphony music
Prison Concerts Events
Side-by-Side with University of Washington Orchestra
Side-by-Side with Ballard Civic Orchestra
Side-by-Side with Ballard High School Orchestra
University of Washington Community Concert
Friday, 15 March, 2019 7:30PM
Ludovic Morlot and David Rahbee conduct the Seattle Symphony and University of Washington Orchestra in a program featuring music by Seth Krimsky, Richard Karpen & Thomas Larcher and the University of Washington faculty members Melia Watras, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir & Cristina Valdes.