The Essential Series blends the richness of symphonic music with original music by local artists. Go backstage with the artists in this behind-the-scenes interview with Associate Conductor Lee Mills, Seattle blues artist Whitney Mongé, and curator and arranger Andrew Joslyn.
2020–2021 Essential Series Title Sponsor: The John & Ginny Meisenbach Foundation
Conductor Shiyeon Sung aims to offer viewers "comfort and hope" as she leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings
Violinist Rachell Ellen Wong talks about the sounds of nature and celebration throughout Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Concertmaster Noah Geller reflects on the impact that Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto has had on his musical journey.
Violinist Simone Porter grew up in Seattle. In this interview she reflects on the essential role music and art plays in our lives.
Pianist Inon Barnatan discusses the unique experience of performing as both conductor and soloist.
Concertmaster Noah Geller discusses performing Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony and Respighi's "The Birds."