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Review of Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony
Ranked #61 of 440 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Take a break and take in some Bach or Berlioz here.
San Jose, California
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253 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Mozart program was the best ever! Wow we had a great night. Was so sorry when it ended ... this is a world class symphony,

Visited May 2014
Thank Jules T
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Issaquah, Washington
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76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Brahms & Bartok - Don't miss it!”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Perfect marriage of classic hypnotic Brahms with the whimsy and modern flair of Bartok. While Brahms is known an familiar, Bartok makes you take notice of the whimsy and wakes up your senses with quick changes and unexpected runs.

Visited April 2014
Thank Terry H
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,262 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
“Very Impressed!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I stayed in Seattle over the weekend after some business wrapped-up and wanted some culture. So, on a Thursday afternoon, I popped into the symphony hall and inquired about tickets for the Saturday concert. The person in the box office was SO helpful--she helped me secure tickets for the symphony and also provided a lot of other fun recommendations for someone visiting the city. I was also blown away at how AFFORDABLE good seats to the concert were priced--as low as $9!--I paid $29 for a really great seat.

The venue was beautiful--a lovely concert hall with a modern feel. I really enjoyed that the audience in attendance was not just older people, as seems to be the case with so many orchestras. This audience had a great mix--older individuals, lots of young professionals, couples, singles, people dressed to the nines, people in jeans. It felt accessible and not stuffy. The large lobby of the performance hall was great for pre-concert and intermission, with a nice selection of wines, coffee, etc.

Of course, you go for the music, and it did not disappoint! Bartok's second violin concerto was played by a masterful soloist. The symphony's playing was lyrical and disciplined. I thought each piece on the program was done well, and the concert was well-programmed--diverse enough to be interesting, close enough to have a coherent theme.

A most enjoyable evening--highly recommended for Seattle visitors looking for a nice night out!

Visited March 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An music oasis in the middle of the city”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Known for its Benaroya Hall is known for its excellent acoustics, an evening to hear the Seattle Symphony will not disappoint. Throughout the year there are many different programs so it's easy to find music which speaks to you. The orchestra is led by Ludovich Morlot a charming and talented 40 yo from France. He inspires the orchestra and he will delight you. Refreshments can be had before the concert and at intermission, both alcoholic and non-alcholic beverages as well as some sweets. The Founders Room is open for dinner before most concert evenings; as well as at the break for donors of a certain level. A wide range of ticket prices makes it possible for people on a budget to hear this lovely music. Tickets for children are FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket. Parking garage underneath the hall is really convenient. The only drawback is the downtown traffic. It can be a bear on the surface streets some days.

Visited March 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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284 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable Mozart concert.”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

This was my first concert with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and I was not disappointed. The orchestra approached Mozart's work with a lot of energy and gusto. This was reflected with the energetic conducting style of Gerard Schwarz. Very enjoyable and would go again.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank smrgeog
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