Saturday, September 19, at 7:30pm
In a re-imagined opening night, the Seattle Symphony weaved together a program that embraces our city and our core beliefs as an organization. Mozart’s Don Giovanni overture and Beethoven’s seventh symphony will bookend Seattle’s own Whitney Mongé performing a selection of her Alternative Soul songs with the orchestra and Mary D. Watkins’ soaringly beautiful orchestral suite, Five Movements in Color as we set the stage together for an exciting 2020/2021 season from Benaroya Hall.
MOZART: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
WHITNEY MONGÉ: Song Selections
MARY D. WATKINS: Five Movements in Color: Soul of Remembrance
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
The Seattle Symphony thanks the Season Opening Reimagined supporters whose generosity made possible bringing the musical celebration of a new season to Seattle and beyond.
This year’s event honors longtime Seattle Symphony supporter Judith Fong.
Presented by Nordstrom
Supporting Sponsor: Laird Norton Wealth Management
Contributing Sponsor: Microsoft • Foster Garvey • The Boeing Company • Seyfarth
Symphony: Pam and Dan Baty • Anonymous
Overture: Larry Benaroya Family Foundation • Leslie & Dale Chihuly • Judith Fong • Carolyn & Gerald Grinstein • Parul & Gary Houlahan • Paul Leach & Susan Winokur • Kelly & Benjamin Martz • Nakajima Family • John and Susan Pohl • Pat & Jon Rosen • Grant & Dorrit Saviers • Patricia Tall-Takacs & Gary Takacs • Ann P. Wyckoff
Cadenza: Karyl & Elias Alvord • René and April Ancinas • Paula Boggs and Randee Fox • Brittni & Larry Estrada • Senator and Mrs. Daniel J. Evans • Richard Meyer & Susan Harmon • Dr. Ryo & Kanori Kubota • Dorothy Li • John and Laurel Nesholm • Rosalind Poll • Andrea & Lyle Snyder • Leena & Mel Sturman • Gary Wood & Mika Nakamura • Anonymous
Encore: Rebecca Benaroya • Sue & Robert Collett • Rebecca Ebsworth • Diena & Russ Mann • Elizabeth & Jonathan Roberts • Norm & Elisabeth Sandler • Vivian & Jim Schwab
Additional Support & In-Kind: Aetna • Browne Family Vineyards • LightSmiths • Red Element Studios
Season Opening Reimagined Committee: Jon and Pat Rosen, Co-Chairs • April Ancinas • Leslie Jackson Chihuly • Lyn Grinstein • Susan Gulkis Assadi • Parul Houlahan • Eric Jacobs • Nader Kabbani
Originally broadcast on Thursday, October 22