Public Health Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Last updated: March 27, 2020

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced on Wednesday, March 11, that all gatherings with over 250 people will be prohibited until March 31, 2020 in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All performances and events scheduled at Benaroya Hall through March 31, 2020 are therefore being canceled or postponed.

Concert Schedule

The following performances and events at Benaroya Hall are postponed or canceled:

Original Date Event Name Canceled or Postponed
March, 12 7:30 pm Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 Canceled
March 13, 7:00 pm Tchaikovsky Untuxed Canceled
March 14, 8:00 pm Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 Canceled
March 14, 9:30 & 11:00 am First Concerts: Meet the Tuba Canceled
March 19, 7:30 pm R. Strauss Salome Canceled
March 20, 8:00 pm Beethoven & Shostakovich Canceled
March 21, 8:00 pm R. Strauss Salome Canceled
March 22, 2:00 pm Hidden Wild: Secrets of the Everglades (National Geographic Live) Rescheduled to July 19
March 23, 7:30 pm Hidden Wild: Secrets of the Everglades (National Geographic Live) Rescheduled to July 20
March 24, 7:30 pm Hidden Wild: Secrets of the Everglades (National Geographic Live) Rescheduled to July 21
March 26, 8:00 pm NPR's How I Built This with Guy Raz: Live Canceled
March 27, 8:00 pm Count Basie Orchestra Canceled
March 28, 8:00 pm Count Basie Orchestra Rescheduled to August 8 & 9
March 29, 2:00 pm Count Basie Orchestra Rescheduled to August 9
March 30, 7:00 pm Soundbites at The Collective Rescheduled to May 18
March 30, 7:00 pm Musical Conversations: Gershwin Canceled
April 2, 7:30 pm Wayne Marshall Plays & Conducts Gershwin Canceled
April 3, 10:30 am The Strings: Mother Goose Canceled
April 3, 8:00 pm Steven Osborne Beethoven Piano Sonatas Canceled
April 4, 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 am The Strings: Mother Goose Canceled
April 4, 8:00 pm Wayne Marshall Plays & Conducts Gershwin Canceled
April 5, 2:00 pm Wayne Marshall Plays & Conducts Gershwin Canceled
Month day, 8:00 pm Steven Osborne Beethoven Piano Sonatas Canceled
April 9, 7:30 pm Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki Rescheduled to July 15, 2021
April 10, 8:00 pm Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki Rescheduled to July 16, 2021
April 11, 2:00 pm Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki Rescheduled to July 17, 2021
April 11, 8:00 pm Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki Rescheduled to July 17, 2021
April 13, 7:30 pm Pure Yanni Canceled
April 16, 7:30 pm The Music of John Adams Canceled
April 17, 8:00 pm Five Beethoven Cello Sonatas Canceled
April 18, 8:00 pm The Music of John Adams Canceled
April 19, 2:00 pm The Music of John Adams Canceled
April 23, 7:30 pm Bernstein Songfest Canceled
April 24, 7:30 pm Hannah Lash & Hub New Music Canceled
April 25, 8:00 pm Bernstein Songfest Canceled
April 24, 9:30 & 11:00 am First Concerts: Meet the Percussion Canceled
April 26, 7:30 pm Drum Tao 2020 Canceled
April 27, 7:00 pm Musical Conversations: Haydn Canceled
April 27, 7:00 pm Merriman Family Young Composers Workshop Concert Canceled
April 30, 7:30 pm Haydn The Creation Canceled
May 1, 10:00 pm [untitled] 3 Canceled
May 2, 11:00 am The Adventures of Peer Gynt Canceled
May 2, 8:00 pm Haydn The Creation Canceled
May 7, 7:30 pm Tyshawn Sorey in Recital Canceled
May 12, 7:30 pm Jim James with the Seattle Symphony: The Order of Nature Canceled
May 15, 8:00 pm Handel & Bach Canceled
May 16, 8:00 pm Handel & Bach Canceled
May 17, 6:00 pm Anthony Romaniuk In Recital Canceled
May 21, 7:30 pm Rachmaninov Festival 1 Canceled
May 22, 7:00 pm Rachmaninov Untuxed Canceled
May 23, 9:30 & 11:00 am First Concerts: Meet the Oboe Canceled
May 23, 8:00 pm Rachmaninov Festival 2 Canceled

Information about other concerts and events at Benaroya Hall.

Ticketing Information

Options if you have tickets to a canceled or postponed event:

  • Donate the value of your unused ticket(s) to the Symphony. As a nonprofit arts organization, the Seattle Symphony relies on the people we serve. This has never been more true than at this moment. To donate your tickets visit our ticket donation form.
  • Your support today is more important than ever. The cancellation of concerts has a significant impact on the Symphony’s financial health. Ticket sales provide half the revenue needed to share the music you love, and each canceled concert represents an unrecoverable loss, deeply affecting the organization and our hundreds of musicians, staff and volunteers. During this time of event closures as our community works together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), please consider the role music plays in your life and support your Symphony with a gift of any amount today.
  • Exchange your tickets to an upcoming performance. We are happy to exchange your tickets for one of the many upcoming Seattle Symphony performances, based on availability. All seating-upgrade and exchange fees will be waived.
  • Put tickets “on account.” Unsure what you’d like to exchange into? Put your funds on account for future use. tickets@seattlesymphony.org.

For assistance with any of the above ticketing options, email the Ticket Office at tickets@seattlesymphony.org.

Please be aware that we are responding to a high volume of emails and your inquiry may take longer than normal to receive a response. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together through this uncertain time.

Live Broadcasts

As our community confronts a global health crisis, the Seattle Symphony will continue sharing performances that provide strength, comfort and joy through video rebroadcasts and livestreams. See the schedule and where to watch.

Seattle Symphony Future Fund

Help keep the music playing.

The unprecedented coronavirus pandemic has serious ramifications for the future of symphonic music in Seattle. You can keep the music playing by giving now to the Seattle Symphony Future Fund. We always rely on your generosity to lift the human spirit through the power of music. Your support — now more than ever — is critical for the musicians who create these treasured moments.

Seattle Symphony Board member Stephen Whyte is matching all donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million. Please consider the role music plays in your life and make your gift today.

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