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Join Music Director Thomas Dausgaard and the Seattle Symphony for the 2020–2021 season at Benaroya Hall! The upcoming season is all about music’s power to move us. Journey through Stravinsky’s heart-thumping Firebird Suite, dive into the big-band sounds of the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and marvel at Beethoven’s transcendent Missa solemnis. PLUS: Thomas Dausgaard explores the artistic roots of inspiration with Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion, sharing the rich context of these works.

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2020–2021 Season Brochure

Masterworks

Masterworks 22-Concert Packages

The 22-concert packages in the 2020–2021 Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season travel from the crashing seas of Debussy’s La mer to the ancient stories of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion.

22A - Thursdays at 7:30PM

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 7:30PM

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique+

Thursday, 8 October, 2020 7:30PM

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3+

Thursday, 15 October, 2020 7:30PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1+

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto+

Thursday, 5 November, 2020 7:30PM

Debussy La Mer+

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 7:30PM

Elgar Cello Concerto+

Thursday, 19 November, 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven Missa Solemnis+

Thursday, 14 January, 2021 7:30PM

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26+

Thursday, 21 January, 2021 7:30PM

Tchaikovsky “Pathétique” Symphony+

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 7:30PM

The Roots: Brahms’ Inspiration+

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 7:30PM

Stravinsky The Firebird+

Thursday, 18 February, 2021 7:30PM

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini+

Thursday, 25 February, 2021 7:30PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4+

Thursday, 18 March, 2021 7:30PM

Three Continents Concerto+

Thursday, 25 March, 2021 7:30PM

Dvořák New World Symphony+

Thursday, 8 April, 2021 7:30PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5+

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 7:30PM

Beethoven, Bartók & Stravinsky+

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 7:30PM

Bach, Handel & Vivaldi+

Thursday, 20 May, 2021 7:30PM

Haydn, Ravel & Mozart Piano Concertos+

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 7:30PM

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2+

Thursday, 17 June, 2021 7:30PM

Bartók & Schumann+

Thursday, 24 June, 2021 7:30PM

Tan Dun Buddha Passion+

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22B - Saturdays at 8:00PM

Saturday, 26 September, 2020 8:00PM

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique+

Saturday, 10 October, 2020 8:00PM

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3+

Saturday, 17 October, 2020 8:00PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1+

Saturday, 31 October, 2020 8:00PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto+

Saturday, 7 November, 2020 8:00PM

Debussy La Mer+

Saturday, 14 November, 2020 8:00PM

Elgar Cello Concerto+

Saturday, 21 November, 2020 8:00PM

Beethoven Missa Solemnis+

Saturday, 16 January, 2021 8:00PM

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26+

Friday, 22 January, 2021 8:00PM

Tchaikovsky “Pathétique” Symphony+

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 8:00PM

The Roots: Brahms’ Inspiration+

Saturday, 13 February, 2021 8:00PM

Stravinsky The Firebird+

Saturday, 20 February, 2021 8:00PM

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini+

Saturday, 27 February, 2021 8:00PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4+

Saturday, 20 March, 2021 8:00PM

Three Continents Concerto+

Saturday, 27 March, 2021 8:00PM

Dvořák New World Symphony+

Saturday, 10 April, 2021 8:00PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5+

Saturday, 1 May, 2021 8:00PM

Beethoven, Bartók & Stravinsky+

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 8:00PM

Bach, Handel & Vivaldi+

Saturday, 22 May, 2021 8:00PM

Haydn, Ravel & Mozart Piano Concertos+

Saturday, 12 June, 2021 8:00PM

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2+

Saturday, 19 June, 2021 8:00PM

Bartók & Schumann+

Saturday, 26 June, 2021 8:00PM

Tan Dun Buddha Passion+

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Masterworks 13-Concert Packages

The 13-concert packages in the 2020–2021 Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season travel from the international collaboration of the Three Continents Concerto to the ancient stories of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion.

13A - Thursdays at 7:30PM

Thursday, 8 October, 2020 7:30PM

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3+

Thursday, 15 October, 2020 7:30PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1+

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto+

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 7:30PM

Elgar Cello Concerto+

Thursday, 21 January, 2021 7:30PM

Tchaikovsky “Pathétique” Symphony+

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 7:30PM

The Roots: Brahms’ Inspiration+

Thursday, 25 February, 2021 7:30PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4+

Thursday, 18 March, 2021 7:30PM

Three Continents Concerto+

Thursday, 8 April, 2021 7:30PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5+

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 7:30PM

Bach, Handel & Vivaldi+

Thursday, 20 May, 2021 7:30PM

Haydn, Ravel & Mozart Piano Concertos+

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 7:30PM

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2+

Thursday, 24 June, 2021 7:30PM

Tan Dun Buddha Passion+

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13B - Saturdays at 8PM

Saturday, 10 October, 2020 8:00PM

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3+

Saturday, 17 October, 2020 8:00PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1+

Saturday, 31 October, 2020 8:00PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto+

Saturday, 14 November, 2020 8:00PM

Elgar Cello Concerto+

Friday, 22 January, 2021 8:00PM

Tchaikovsky “Pathétique” Symphony+

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 8:00PM

The Roots: Brahms’ Inspiration+

Saturday, 27 February, 2021 8:00PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4+

Saturday, 20 March, 2021 8:00PM

Three Continents Concerto+

Saturday, 10 April, 2021 8:00PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5+

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 8:00PM

Bach, Handel & Vivaldi+

Saturday, 22 May, 2021 8:00PM

Haydn, Ravel & Mozart Piano Concertos+

Saturday, 12 June, 2021 8:00PM

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2+

Saturday, 26 June, 2021 8:00PM

Tan Dun Buddha Passion+

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Masterworks 8-Concert Packages

The 8-concert packages in the 2020–2021 Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season travel from Elgar’s rhapsodic Cello Concerto and Tan Dun’s storytelling Buddha Passion (8C/8D packages) to Beethoven’s transcendent Missa solemnis and Rachmaninov’s glorious Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (8G package).

8C - Thursdays at 7:30pm

Thursday, 15 October, 2020 7:30PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1+

Thursday, 12 November, 2020 7:30PM

Elgar Cello Concerto+

Thursday, 21 January, 2021 7:30PM

Tchaikovsky “Pathétique” Symphony+

Thursday, 18 February, 2021 7:30PM

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini+

Thursday, 18 March, 2021 7:30PM

Three Continents Concerto+

Thursday, 6 May, 2021 7:30PM

Bach, Handel & Vivaldi+

Thursday, 10 June, 2021 7:30PM

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2+

Thursday, 24 June, 2021 7:30PM

Tan Dun Buddha Passion+

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8D - Saturdays at 8pm

Saturday, 17 October, 2020 8:00PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1+

Saturday, 14 November, 2020 8:00PM

Elgar Cello Concerto+

Friday, 22 January, 2021 8:00PM

Tchaikovsky “Pathétique” Symphony+

Saturday, 20 February, 2021 8:00PM

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini+

Saturday, 20 March, 2021 8:00PM

Three Continents Concerto+

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 8:00PM

Bach, Handel & Vivaldi+

Saturday, 12 June, 2021 8:00PM

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2+

Saturday, 26 June, 2021 8:00PM

Tan Dun Buddha Passion+

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8G - Sundays at 2pm

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 2:00PM

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique+

Sunday, 25 October, 2020 2:00PM

Avi Avital The Four Seasons+

Sunday, 1 November, 2020 2:00PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto+

Sunday, 22 November, 2020 2:00PM

Beethoven Missa Solemnis+

Sunday, 21 February, 2021 2:00PM

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini+

Sunday, 28 February, 2021 2:00PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4+

Sunday, 9 May, 2021 2:00PM

Bach, Handel & Vivaldi+

Sunday, 20 June, 2021 2:00PM

Bartók & Schumann+

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Masterworks 7-Concert Packages

The 7-concert packages in the 2020–2021 Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season travel from Stravinsky’s heart-thumping Firebird Suite and Debussy’s enchanting La mer (7A/7B packages) to Beethoven’s transcendent Missa solemnis and Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5 (7E/7F packages).

7A - Thursdays at 7:30pm

Thursday, 24 September, 2020 7:30PM

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique+

Thursday, 5 November, 2020 7:30PM

Debussy La Mer+

Thursday, 14 January, 2021 7:30PM

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26+

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 7:30PM

Stravinsky The Firebird+

Thursday, 25 March, 2021 7:30PM

Dvořák New World Symphony+

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 7:30PM

Beethoven, Bartók & Stravinsky+

Thursday, 17 June, 2021 7:30PM

Bartók & Schumann+

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7B - Saturdays at 8pm

Saturday, 26 September, 2020 8:00PM

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique+

Saturday, 7 November, 2020 8:00PM

Debussy La Mer+

Saturday, 16 January, 2021 8:00PM

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26+

Saturday, 13 February, 2021 8:00PM

Stravinsky The Firebird+

Saturday, 27 March, 2021 8:00PM

Dvořák New World Symphony+

Saturday, 1 May, 2021 8:00PM

Beethoven, Bartók & Stravinsky+

Saturday, 19 June, 2021 8:00PM

Bartók & Schumann+

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7E - Thursdays at 7:30pm

Thursday, 8 October, 2020 7:30PM

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3+

Thursday, 29 October, 2020 7:30PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto+

Thursday, 19 November, 2020 7:30PM

Beethoven Missa Solemnis+

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 7:30PM

The Roots: Brahms’ Inspiration+

Thursday, 25 February, 2021 7:30PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4+

Thursday, 8 April, 2021 7:30PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5+

Thursday, 20 May, 2021 7:30PM

Haydn, Ravel & Mozart Piano Concertos+

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7F - Saturdays at 8pm

Saturday, 10 October, 2020 8:00PM

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3+

Saturday, 31 October, 2020 8:00PM

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto+

Saturday, 21 November, 2020 8:00PM

Beethoven Missa Solemnis+

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 8:00PM

The Roots: Brahms’ Inspiration+

Saturday, 27 February, 2021 8:00PM

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4+

Saturday, 10 April, 2021 8:00PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5+

Saturday, 22 May, 2021 8:00PM

Haydn, Ravel & Mozart Piano Concertos+

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Masterworks 5-Concert Packages

The 5-concert package in the 2020–2021 Delta Air Lines Masterworks Season travels from Stravinsky’s heart-thumping Firebird Suite to Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5.

5A - Fridays at 12 noon

Friday, 16 October, 2020 12:00PM

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1+

Friday, 12 February, 2021 12:00PM

Stravinsky The Firebird+

Friday, 9 April, 2021 12:00PM

Mahler Symphony No. 5+

Friday, 21 May, 2021 12:00PM

Haydn, Ravel & Mozart Piano Concertos+

Friday, 11 June, 2021 12:00PM

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2+

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Signature Programs

Baroque & Wine

These musical delights from the decadent Baroque era are as pleasing on the palate as the wines poured at each pre-concert tasting.

Fridays at 8pm

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 8:00PM

Avi Avital The Four Seasons+

Friday, 29 January, 2021 8:00PM

Bach & Vivaldi Cello Concertos+

Friday, 14 May, 2021 8:00PM

Bach Cantatas+

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Saturdays at 8pm

Saturday, 24 October, 2020 8:00PM

Avi Avital The Four Seasons+

Saturday, 30 January, 2021 8:00PM

Bach & Vivaldi Cello Concertos+

Saturday, 15 May, 2021 8:00PM

Bach Cantatas+

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Chamber Series

The talented musicians of the Seattle Symphony take center stage to perform an exquisite assortment of chamber works in the intimate Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

Fridays at 8:00pm

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 7:30PM

Brahms, Schumann & More+

Tuesday, 23 March, 2021 7:30PM

Shostakovich, Glinka & More+

Tuesday, 15 June, 2021 7:30PM

Nielsen, Beethoven & More+

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Untuxed

Unwind at the end of the week with casual, hour-long concerts featuring classic symphonic works including Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. Come as you are and start your weekend on a high note with the best of classical music.

Fridays at 7pm

Friday, 6 November, 2020 7:00PM

Debussy Untuxed+

Friday, 15 January, 2021 7:00PM

Schumann Untuxed+

Friday, 5 February, 2021 7:00PM

Brahms Untuxed+

Friday, 26 March, 2021 7:00PM

Prokofiev Untuxed+

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In Recital

Get up close and personal with the world’s most acclaimed artists on stage at Benaroya Hall.

Various Dates and Times

Monday, 19 October, 2020 7:30PM

Ray Chen in Recital+

Sunday, 14 February, 2021 2:00PM

Khatia Buniatishvili in Recital+

Tuesday, 6 April, 2021 7:30PM

Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Recital+

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[untitled]

The adventurous late-night [untitled] series explores new and contemporary works in the informal atmosphere of the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

Fridays at 10pm

Friday, 16 October, 2020 10:00PM

[untitled] 1+

Friday, 26 February, 2021 10:00PM

[untitled] 2+

Friday, 11 June, 2021 10:00PM

[untitled] 3+

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Pops Series

Seattle Pops

Dive into the big-band sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. The John & Ginny Meisenbach Foundation Pops series delivers all the musical nostalgia you crave.

Fridays at 8pm

Friday, 2 October, 2020 8:00PM

Gene Kelly: A Life in Music+

Friday, 11 December, 2020 8:00PM

Holiday Pops+

Friday, 8 January, 2021 8:00PM

Cirque Goes Hollywood+

Friday, 2 April, 2021 8:00PM

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra+

Friday, 4 June, 2021 8:00PM

Aretha: A Tribute+

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Saturdays at 8pm

Saturday, 3 October, 2020 8:00PM

Gene Kelly: A Life in Music+

Saturday, 12 December, 2020 8:00PM

Holiday Pops+

Saturday, 9 January, 2021 8:00PM

Cirque Goes Hollywood+

Saturday, 3 April, 2021 8:00PM

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra+

Saturday, 5 June, 2021 8:00PM

Aretha: A Tribute+

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Sundays at 2pm

Sunday, 4 October, 2020 2:00PM

Gene Kelly: A Life in Music+

Sunday, 13 December, 2020 2:00PM

Holiday Pops+

Sunday, 10 January, 2021 2:00PM

Cirque Goes Hollywood+

Saturday, 3 April, 2021 2:00PM

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra+

Sunday, 6 June, 2021 2:00PM

Aretha: A Tribute+

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Family Series

Family Concerts

From timeless musical stories to holiday favorites, these concerts will delight and spark your imagination throughout the year. Family Concerts are designed for ages 6–12.

Saturdays at 11am

Saturday, 31 October, 2020 11:00AM

Fire: The Firebird+

Saturday, 5 December, 2020 11:00AM

Air: The Snowman+

Saturday, 6 March, 2021 11:00AM

Earth: The Grand Canyon+

Saturday, 15 May, 2021 11:00AM

Water: The Sea+

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Tiny Tots Concerts

Seattle Symphony musicians share their favorite stories, songs and musical games in a series that introduces your youngest listeners to the instruments of the orchestra. Tiny Tots Concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5.

Fridays at 10:30am

Friday, 2 October, 2020 10:30AM

The Winds: Somewhere Over the Rainbow+

Friday, 11 December, 2020 10:30AM

The Strings: Winter Wonderland+

Friday, 5 February, 2021 10:30AM

The Brass: Carnival of the Animals+

Friday, 26 March, 2021 10:30AM

The Percussion: Noise Makers+

Friday, 4 June, 2021 10:30AM

The Orchestra: Simple Gifts+

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Saturdays at 9:30am

Saturday, 3 October, 2020 9:30AM

The Winds: Somewhere Over the Rainbow+

Saturday, 12 December, 2020 9:30AM

The Strings: Winter Wonderland+

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 9:30AM

The Brass: Carnival of the Animals+

Saturday, 27 March, 2021 9:30AM

The Percussion: Noise Makers+

Saturday, 5 June, 2021 9:30AM

The Orchestra: Simple Gifts+

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Saturdays at 10:30am

Saturday, 3 October, 2020 10:30AM

The Winds: Somewhere Over the Rainbow+

Saturday, 12 December, 2020 10:30AM

The Strings: Winter Wonderland+

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 10:30AM

The Brass: Carnival of the Animals+

Saturday, 27 March, 2021 10:30AM

The Percussion: Noise Makers+

Saturday, 5 June, 2021 10:30AM

The Orchestra: Simple Gifts+

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Saturdays at 11:30am

Saturday, 3 October, 2020 11:30AM

The Winds: Somewhere Over the Rainbow+

Saturday, 12 December, 2020 11:30AM

The Strings: Winter Wonderland+

Saturday, 6 February, 2021 11:30AM

The Brass: Carnival of the Animals+

Saturday, 27 March, 2021 11:30AM

The Percussion: Noise Makers+

Saturday, 5 June, 2021 11:30AM

The Orchestra: Simple Gifts+

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