The Seattle Symphony inaugurated its new permanent home, Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle in 1998. This was followed by the opening of Soundbridge: Seattle Symphony Music Discovery Center, which was renovated and renamed Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center in 2019. Founded in 1903, the Seattle Symphony gained increasing national and international attention under Music Directors Gerard Schwartz (1985 to 2010) and Ludovic Morlot (2011 to 2018). Programming includes an annual season of orchestral works, a strong commitment to new music, community-minded initiatives, and over 150 recordings that have garnered Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and other recognition.
- Primary Form of Entity: Nonprofit
- Primary Artistic Discipline: Music
- Primary Areas of Activity: Producer/Creator, Venue/Facility, Presenter/Distributor
Research and Resources
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Seattle Symphony Orchestra records, 1937-1962, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections