Seattle Symphony, a vital part of the Pacific Northwest cultural scene, is recognized for its extraordinary performances, programming, recordings and community engagement. With a dedicated subscriber base of more than 36,000 patrons, the Symphony performs or presents nearly 220 performances annually to an audience of more than 315,000 people. In both 2007 and 2008, Seattle Symphony won Emmy Awards for its first two self-produced television specials, Seattle Symphony From Benaroya Hall, and Seattle Symphony From Benaroya Hall: Brahms, Kernis and Kodály. From its first performance on December 29, 1903, Seattle Symphony has held a unique place in the world of symphonic music. Seattle Symphony has devoted itself to presenting often-neglected masterpieces by mid-20th century composers, whose music is once again establishing itself in the hearts of American concertgoers. Many of these works can now be heard on re-mastered recordings recently issued on the Naxos label. The Symphony’s education programs, alongside its nationally recognized community engagement programs, bring classical music to nearly 90,000 people of all ages each year, including students at 190 schools in the Pacific Northwest.
To support a rich variety of musical, educational and community outreach programs.
Education and community programs