Schubert Octet

Schubert's inviting Octet and Bolcom's shimmering Serenata Notturna paint two shades of night music, renewing the spirit of Mozart and his gregarious serenades.


Dates and Tickets

  • 21 Feb (Tue) 2017 7:30PM

Running time

1 hour, 41 minutes

Doors open

1 hour prior to performance


Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall


Mary Lynch


Mary Lynch joined the Seattle Symphony as Principal Oboe in 2014. She previously held the position of Second Oboe with The Cleveland Orchestra and has toured internationally with both The Cleveland Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Eric Jacobs

Clarinet-Bass Clarinet

Eric Jacobs is the newly appointed Clarinet and Bass Clarinet of the Seattle Symphony. Prior to joining the Symphony, Jacobs was based in Los Angeles pursuing an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and new music advocate.

Paul Rafanelli


Over more than 20 seasons with the Seattle Symphony, bassoonist Paul Rafanelli has performed frequently on the orchestra’s Chamber series.

Mark Robbins


Mark Robbins is Associate Principal French Horn with the Seattle Symphony. He performs as Principal Horn with Seattle Opera, including playing the horn calls for Wagner’s Ring cycle.

Mae Lin

First Violin

Mae Lin joined the Seattle Symphony in 2008 as a member of the second violin section. Having grown up in Bellevue, she was very excited to return home to join her hometown symphony.

Cordula Merks

First Violin

German violinist Cordula Merks joined the first violin section of the Seattle Symphony in May of 2011.

Susan Gulkis Assadi


Principal Violist of the Seattle Symphony since the 1992-1993 season, Susan Gulkis Assadi enjoys a varied career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist and teacher.

Mara Gearman


A member of the Seattle Symphony viola section, Seattle native Mara Gearman also regularly performs at the Olympic, Methow and Eastern music festivals.

Eric Han


Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14.

Travis Gore


Travis Gore maintains a reputation in the classical and indie rock/pop world. Along with having performed with artists on records by recording artists Bryan John Appleby and Hey Marseilles, he is also producer and composer of his own alt/prog project Feeds On Majesty.





William Bolcom

Serenata Notturna for Oboe and String Quartet

Franz Schubert