Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for one ticket to Seattle Symphony presents “A Night at the Cotton Club” (up to an $88 value)
- Where: Benaroya Hall (Taper Auditorium)
- When: June 8–9
- Seating: orchestra
- Door time: 90 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Dates and Times
- Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m.<p>
A Night at the Cotton Club
Channeling the energy of the legendary juke joint, the Cotton Club, the Seattle Symphony transforms Benaroya Hall (Taper Auditorium) into a smoky, hopping barroom with 15 tunes from some of the most celebrated names in jazz. The program was arranged by Seattle’s principal pops conductor, Jeff Tyzik, and showcases everything from the call and response “hi-de-hi-de-hi-de-hi”-ing of Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher” to Duke Ellington’s thoughtful yet carefree “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” The Symphony’s roster of ace musicians reinterpret these compositions with playfulness, including Byron Stripling, who also serves as the artistic director for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and who the LA Times has called a “towering and powerful trumpet player.” Ted Louis Levy joins the high-energy musical celebration with his brand of roaring vocals and lively tap shoes. Singer Carmen Bradford shows off the pipes that earned her a starring solo role in Count Basie’s band while Robert Breithaupt continues a peripatetic life, using his drumming skills to perform with orchestras and set whack-a-mole records around the country.<p>
For over a century, the Seattle Symphony has built its audience and enraged Rumpelstilskins with an ever-growing collection of accolades and golden awards. Two Emmy-winning television specials stand out among a list of credentials that also includes 12 Grammy nominations and upward of 140 recordings. The orchestra continues to live up to its esteemed reputation thanks to new principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik who has been hailed, "Among the best pops conductors in America,” by Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He has also been recognized as an innovative conductor through his startling arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. The symphony is also well known for performing classical juggernauts such as The Rite of Spring as well as more whimsical nights of jazz standards.