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Seattle Symphony

200 University Street, Seattle, WA (Downtown)
206-215-4747
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Ranked #9 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
Description: Take a break and take in some Bach or Berlioz here.
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I'm a former season subscriber. Now go to various concerts and special events. Newish conductor, new music and old favorites. A must visit to Seattle to see the main hall and Symphony if you have time.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not that you can't watch the orchestra as they play...that's 1/2 the fun, but I like to just close my eyes and let the music take me to distant time periods and places. The Seattle Symphony is truly grand for any music lover of any age.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Gerard Schwarz. A Seattle icon. Always an amazing performance. Benaroya Hall is always stunning. Enough said.

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Seattle
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Seattle Symphony in Benaroya Hall is a linchpin of Seattle's cultural experience. The Hall is magnificent. The seating is comfortable and the sound is excellent. We have a wonderful Symphony in Seattle that is the main tenant of the Hall, but there are other performances there as well. If you are in Seattle and enjoy classical music, the Seattle... More

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Charlotte, NC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If the symphony is playing while you are in town, don't miss it! The musicians are amazing and the hall is beautiful. A treasure in Seattle.

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Olympia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
78 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Times change, and I was a Gerard Schwartz fan, but go if you have a free evening ....well and a bit of money. Or if you have guts just go down with a sign..."two students need cheap tickets" and you will get them cheap or free (from the rich persons).

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Music of Danny Elfman concert June 2014 My first ever orchestral concert and I can not fault the fantastic performance and the superb acoustics of the Benaroya Hall. My only complaint has that the back of my seat seemed to have minimal padding and became a bit uncomfortable towards the end of the performance - strange given that the venue... More

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great orchestra and a fun night out. They usually do special events, so pick something that interests you. Recently they did a set with Sir Mix A Lot!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I think anyone who enjoys classical music should attend a performance of the Seattle Symphony when they visit Seattle. For a city that is not well known for its symphony, this is still an outstanding group. The venue itself may not be world class, but it is still a wonderful setting to hear classical music.

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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you know your classical music, you know that the Big 5 US Orchestras are Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, and the Cleveland. This is for good reason. These orchestras are associated with equally world-renowned music schools. For example the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Julliard in New York. A fancy concert hall is no compensation for a century... More

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