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Seattle Symphony

200 University Street, Seattle, WA (Downtown)
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Ranked #10 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Eugene, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This facility with large windows providing a view of the water is exceptional. The staircases, the lobby are all beautiful. The only downside was how deeply inset the box seats that made it difficult to see the full stage. The performance itself was very well done, although it was not my favorite selection. I attended as part of the orchestra... More

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Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
21 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Tonight's program, CELEBRATE AMERICA , was a wonderful concert held at the Seattle Symphony Hall. It will be repeated Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The program begins with The Star-Spangled Banner and ends with Stars and Stripes Forever. In between, we were treated to music by John Williams, Glenn Miller and even Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The fabulous Symphony orchestra was featured.... More

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San Jose, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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,

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Issaquah, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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658 reviews 658 reviews
91 attraction reviews
357 helpful votes 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 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... More

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