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
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Conductor Joseph Young makes his Seattle Symphony debut with a program featuring music by Shostakovich & Haydn, plus a moving tribute by Carlos Simon.
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Associate Conductor Lee Mills talks about working with Concertmaster Noah Geller and bringing music back to Benaroya Hall.
Concertmaster Noah Geller reflects on the impact that Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto has had on his musical journey.