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
Seattle Symphony Viola Sayaka Kokubo was destined to be a violinist — until she discovered the beauty of the viola’s sound.
Violinist Simone Porter grew up in Seattle. In this interview she reflects on the essential role music and art plays in our lives.
Conductor Shiyeon Sung aims to offer viewers "comfort and hope" as she leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings
In this interview conductor Xian Zhang reflects on the music of William Grant Still and returning to the podium.
Conductor Joseph Young makes his Seattle Symphony debut with a program featuring music by Shostakovich & Haydn, plus a moving tribute by Carlos Simon.
Meet Seattle Symphony Horn Danielle Kuhlmann! Danielle grew up in Seattle, prefers umbrellas, has two cats, and loves playing in the orchestra.