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Seattle Symphony

200 University Street, Seattle, WA (Downtown)
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Ranked #7 of 206 attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Symphonies
Description: Take a break and take in some Bach or Berlioz here.
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

PNB (Pacific Northwest Ballet) is both a dance school and a performing troupe. The annual program is a mix of Balanchine inspired choreography (about 2/3) and some more modern approaches (about 1/3) for an excellent balance. Superb dancers, great choreography, live music and the great McCaw Hall venue. For the quality offered (international level performances), the price of a seat... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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607 reviews 607 reviews
71 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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... More

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Seattle, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 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... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Gerard Schwartz was conducting His orchestra andit was a beautiful reading of Mozart's last 3 symphonies. Glad we got to hear it!

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seattle, wa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ever since Ludovic Morlot became the Music Director of the Seattle Symphony it appears to have broadened its listener base considerably. In part it is due to a smart pricing policy. I often times get very generous offers to buy tickets to single performances that are hard to refuse. As a result I've been frequenting Seattle Symphony concerts and have... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

During a business trip I decided to deviate from the norm and do something a little more cultural. I found this venue on tripadvisor and thought I'd give it a try due to the very favourable reviews. I wasn't disappointed. Easy to get to, great acoustics and layout. Nicely raked seating so you always have a good view. I watched... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went to Tchaikfest on the second night and Benaroya Hall was packed! The concert was at 8:00 and we went to purchase tickets at around 6 and there were only 3rd tier tickets left available for purchase. I presented my student ID and my ticket was only 15 dollars! It was the best 15 dollars I've ever spent! The... More

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Lacey, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Just attended the 2 night Tchaikovsky Festival featuring 3 young artists who absolutely mesmerized the audience. They were absolutely brilliant, technically in the stratosphere. Then, add the 'normal' outstanding support of the orchestra and it was truly two nights to be remembered. We have attended MANY performances and have yet to hear one that we regret going to. We think... More

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

For the past two years we have celebrated New Year's Eve with the Seattle Symphony. This year we rang in 2014 with the orchestra playing the theme from Star Wars, and then they alternated performing selections from the Nutcracker Symphony with selections from Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite. That was very creative and fun for both the symphony and the audience.... More

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