Seattle Symphony Presents Four Days of Free Broadcasts Inspired by Community Generosity

Wednesday, May 6 and an online presentation of Ten Grands Seattle on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10.

Continuing the organization’s commitment to sharing performances that provide strength, comfort and joy as our community confronts a current global health crisis, the Seattle Symphony presents four days of special broadcasts to celebrate the generosity of our community.

To thank and celebrate supporters, the Seattle Symphony is hosting two evening broadcasts on May 5 and 6 during GiveBIG, Washington’s annual giving event supporting local nonprofits. Hosted by Associate Principal Flute Jeffrey Barker, the broadcasts feature solo, chamber, and full orchestra performances alongside interviews with musicians and supporters.

All gifts to the Seattle Symphony during GiveBIG will be generously matched up to $50,000 by longtime Symphony supporter Lenore Hanauer. To help unlock Lenore Hanauer’s generous GiveBIG matching challenge, please visit seattlesymphony.org/givebig.

On May 9 and 10, the annual Ten Grands concert goes digital with back-to-back daily broadcasts featuring previously captured Ten Grands performances from across the country, as well as performances from guest pianists in their own homes.

Now in its 13th year, the Ten Grands benefit concert will be made free to viewers around the world and seek support for the Symphony’s music education programs. This year’s event honors Ten Grands Seattle co-founders Kathy Fahlman Dewalt and Steve Dewalt for their leadership and unparalleled dedication to music education.

Kathy and Steve have enriched the lives of so many young and aspiring musicians through Ten Grands, joyfully sharing the gift of music with children across Washington communities and throughout Seattle. Over its 13-year history, Ten Grands has raised over $1 million to help fund music education.

The broadcasts feature performances by travel writer and pianist Rick Steves, young artists, Seattle Symphony Board member Nader Kabbani and Ten Grands Seattle co-founder Kathy Fahlman Dewalt.

Because the Symphony is unable to present this program live, and in order to share Ten Grands with as wide an audience as possible, we are pleased to open this program to the public. In place of a ticket, we ask that viewers consider making a contribution to support the Seattle Symphony’s music education programs.

To honor Kathy Fahlman Dewalt and Steve Dewalt, and support the Seattle Symphony’s music education programs, please visit seattlesymphony.org/tengrands.

The GiveBIG broadcasts air on May 5 and 6 at 7:30pm. Ten Grands airs on May 9 at 8 pm and May 10 at 2pm. Audiences can tune in for the special broadcasts on YouTube or Facebook.

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Posted on May 1, 2020

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