- One ticket to concerts by the Seattle Festival Orchestra
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- to see Brahms Symphony No. 1 on Saturday, January 24, at 2 p.m., at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church (up to value)
- $12 to see Brahms Symphony No. 1 on Sunday, January 25, at 2 p.m., at Town Hall Seattle (up to $20 value)
- $30 for one season pass (up to $105 value). Click here to view the season schedule.
Brahms Symphony No. 1 (January 24–25)
- Bryant—Ecstatic Fanfare: Written over the course of three days in 2012, this piece represents composer Steven Bryant’s just-for-fun endeavor of adapting large, grand themes into a short piece.
- Saint-Saëns—Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso: The violin’s lilting, heavily syncopated melody races through another of Saint-Saëns’ Spanish-influenced pieces, sometimes dancing with the orchestra, sometimes flitting ahead.
- Tchaikovsky—Valse-scherzo: Tchaikovsky dedicated this fast-paced piece to former composition student—and rumored lover—Iosif Kotek.
- Brahms—Symphony No. 1: The 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. Their substance and style bespeak maturity no less than the monumental finale created to trump them.” The work took Brahms 20 years to complete, and the movements serve as an account of the inspirations and influences that moved him 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)
Marie Leou, winner of the Young Artist Competition, shows off her skills in a program that includes Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, as well as works by Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and Rimsky-Korsakov.
Bienvenue en France! (May 16–17)
Francophiles enjoy Chabrier’s Joyeuse Marche, Lalo’s Symphony in G minor, Chopin’s Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E minor, and Turina’s Danzas Fantasticas, featuring pianist Aaron Petit.
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 Wesley Schulz leads the musicians—who range in age from teenagers to nonagenarians—as they sonically tear into timeless pieces and new compositions alike.