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Seattle is known for many things; one of them being its orchestra. Seattle Symphony over the years has gained international attention. It is responsible for reviving the crowd's interest and fascination with orchestral music. If you have not yet witnessed this orchestra, then buy Seattle Symphony orchestra tickets and experience a roller-coaster of performance that will leave you wanting more.
The Seattle Symphony orchestra is part of the United States' major coastal seaport city of Seattle, Washington; which is also the largest city in the entire Pacific Northwest region of North America. Seattle Symphony has become a musical symbol for the fast growing city that is also the birthplace for many famous and well established musicians such as the legendary Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Pearl Jam to name a few.
Not many symphony orchestras have been able to draw people's attention with what they have to offer like Seattle Symphony does. It reaches more than 135, 000 fans each year and this number has been growing with time. Seattle Symphony continues to lure people to its performances that mostly take place in the Benaroya Hall, known for its incredible acoustics.
The orchestra was founded in the early 20th century and gave its first ever performance on the 29th of December, 1903 at the Christensen’ Hall. The musical ensemble of that night’s performance at the time contained 24 musicians. The first performance of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in 1903 was conducted by the famous conductor and violinist Harry West.
In the year of 1907, the Seattle Symphony Society was incorporated. Since its establishment, the musical ensemble expanded to 52 musicians. Later on, in 1909, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra appointed Henry Hadley as the musical director for the orchestra. In the same year, the size of musical ensemble had an increase in number, from 52 musicians to 65.
Henry Hadley also doubled the number of concerts performed by the orchestra and also managed to gain the attention of major artists of that time to perform with the orchestra. Some of the major artists included Josef Hofmann and Fritz Kreisler. For a few years in between 1911-1919, it was named as Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, but was later changed back to Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Ever since the orchestra's first performance, it has gained international fame and acknowledgment. It has performed more than 140 recordings that include numerous awards and nominations of which; two of them are for Emmy Awards and twelve are Grammy Award Nominations. It is known for its vast recording history and innovative programming. To see the live performances buy the Seattle Symphony Orchestra tickets as soon as possible and be amazed by this orchestra’s brilliant performances.
Apart from Harry West and Henry Hadley as the musical conductor of the orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra has performed under many world famous musical directors since it was founded. The likes of which include American violinist Milton Katims, English conductor and impresario Thomas Beecham as well as Basil Cameron, Eugene Linden, Manuel Rosenthal, Gerard Schwarz and Russian/American violinist Nikolai Sokoloff to name a few.
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra is now under the leadership of musical director Ludovic Morlot, who was appointed on the September of 2011, succeeding the famous conductor Gerard Schwarz. The orchestra performs in acoustically excellent and world’s finest Benaroya Hall in Downtown, Seattle. The concert venue has been the orchestra’s home ever since their first performance in the venue. So buy the Seattle Symphony Orchestra tickets and don’t miss your chance to see this fantastic display of orchestral performance led by the famous musical director Ludovic Morlot.