What You'll Get
- Seattle Festival Orchestra’s 2014–15 season
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees
- for one ticket to see Beethoven and Berlioz at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Renton on Saturday, November 1, at 2 p.m. (up to value)
- $12 for one ticket to see Beethoven and Berlioz at Town Hall Seattle on Sunday, November 2, at 2 p.m. (up to $20 value)
- $40 for a season pass (up to $140 value). Each of the season’s four concerts will be performed at both of the above locations.
- Click here to view the schedule
- Beethoven and Berlioz (November 1–2): Beethoven’s dramatic Symphony No. 5 anchors an afternoon that also includes Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor—composed in the aftermath of World War I—and Berlioz’s Le carnaval romain, which was based off his opera Benvenuto Cellini.
- Brahms—Symphony No. 1 (January 24–25): This symphony’s solemn beginning leads to a pair of middle movements that, according to AllMusic.com “…exemplify a master of musical art in his time, who had reached a rarefied synthesis of conflicting creative forces.” The work took Brahms 20 years to complete, and the movements serve as an account of his inspirations and influences during that time, from the composers he admired in his later years to the Saturday morning cartoons he loved in his youth.
- Brilliance! Orchestral Showpieces (March 21–22): In Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto in D minor, a violin solo dances through oboe and timpani, striking a balance between romance and faint melancholy. Pieces by Strauss and Rimsky-Korsakov will also be heard, along with the playing of Young Artist Competition winner Marie Leou.
- Bienvenue en France! (May 16–17): Pianist Aaron Petit joins the orchestra for Chopin’s Concerto for Piano in E minor, which Chopin himself described as possessing a “romantic, calm, and rather melancholy character . . . a kind of moonlight reverie on a beautiful spring night.”
Seattle Festival Orchestra
The group formerly known as Musicians Emeritus Symphony Orchestra hasn’t changed its mission—it’s just dropped a few syllables. Under their new moniker, these musicians continue to tunefully bow, blare and percuss their way through polished programs that celebrate the joy of performing. Music Director Anna Edwards leads the musicians—who range in age from teenagers to nonagenarians—as they sonically tear into timeless pieces and new compositions alike.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Town Hall Seattle. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Seattle Festival Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Seattle Festival Orchestra
The group formerly known as Musicians Emeritus Symphony Orchestra hasn't changed its mission—it's just dropped a few syllables. Under their new moniker, these musicians continue to tunefully bow, blare, and percuss their way through polished programs that celebrate the joy of performing. Music Director Bobby Collins leads the musicians—who range in age from teenagers to nonagenarians—as they sonically tear into timeless pieces and new compositions alike.