Community Concerts – Prison Concerts




“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


KNKX: Musicians provide peace, hope to Monroe inmates

KOMO News: ‘They need this’: Seattle Symphony visits prison in Monroe

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

Community Concerts

Prison Concerts Events

Prison Concerts Calendar

Des Moines Beach Park Community Concert

Thursday, 18 October, 2018 7:00PM

Cellist Seth Parker Woods joins the Seattle Symphony and Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta in a program full of color and drama. Experience Shostakovich’s electrifying Two Pieces for String Octet, Ravel’s interpretation of the Jewish mourning song Kaddish, and the remarkable exploration into new colors and expressivity in British composer Rebecca Saunders’ Ire.

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Tukwila Community Concert

Sunday, 21 October, 2018 2:00PM

Cellist Seth Parker Woods joins the Seattle Symphony and Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta in a program full of color and drama. Experience Shostakovich’s electrifying Two Pieces for String Octet, Ravel’s interpretation of the Jewish mourning song Kaddish, and the remarkable exploration into new colors and expressivity in British composer Rebecca Saunders’ Ire.

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Side-by-Side with University of Washington Orchestra

Friday, 25 January, 2019 7:30PM

Ludovic Morlot conducts the Seattle Symphony and University of Washington Orchestra in a program featuring Beethoven’s sunny and cheerful Fourth Symphony and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

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Side-by-Side with Ballard Civic Orchestra

Friday, 15 February, 2019 7:30PM

Join the Seattle Symphony, the Ballard Civic Orchestra and students from the Seattle World Youth Orchestra for an all-Latin American program.

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