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- $30 for general admission tickets to three performances at the Thalia Symphony Orchestra (up to a $60 value). Struggle and Triumph, Passion, Love, and Tragedy, and Fate: Beethoven's Fifth
- Where: Town Hall Seattle and Saint Mark's Cathedral
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the lineup.
Children 12 and younger are admitted for free.
- For a night of stirring pieces by Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, and Shostakovich showcasing the skills of piano prodigy Anastasia Solomatina, see Struggle and Triumph on Sunday, November 17
- For an evening featuring violinist Elisa Barston playing emotional works exploring love and pain—just in time for Valentine's Day—see Passion, Love, and Tragedy on Sunday, February 9
- For a concert with cellist Eric Han and a charmingly straightforward title, see Fate: Beethoven's Fifth on Sunday, April 13
Thalia Symphony Orchestra
Thalia, one of the Greek muses said to inspire artists, must have paid Seattle a visit in 1949. That's when Mikael Scheremetiew—himself a violinist and conductor—established the Thalia Symphony Orchestra and named it for that mythic figure. Scheremetiew's wish was to give fellow local musicians another creative outlet, and it was more than granted. After a brief flirtation with opera, the organization devoted itself to music, and the aural tradition continues today.
The modern iteration of the orchestra, headed by new conductor Michael Miropolsky, features 80-plus instrumentalists, a core group frequently joined by noted soloists. The ensemble regularly performs unique concerts showcasing the work of composers united by common themes—a Tchaikovsky suite might share billing with a Dvorak symphony, while a Wagner overture could be accompanied by Schubert's latest remix. The orchestra's access to such a wide range of works is partially afforded by its Thalia Scheremetiew Library, one of the largest private music collections in the region.