Opening Night Concert & Gala

Be part of the glamour of Opening Night as renowned soprano and Grammy Award winner Renée Fleming joins Music Director Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony for an exhilarating performance. The festivities continue with the Opening Night Gala at the Sheraton Seattle. Enjoy dinner and dancing as we kick off an exciting new season.

The 2017–2018 Opening Night Gala will honor Dale and Leslie Chihuly for their significant contributions to the Symphony and the Seattle community.

Opening Night Concert & Gala Packages

All Gala packages include tickets to the Opening Night Concert at Benaroya Hall, and post-concert cocktails, formal black-tie dinner and dessert reception at the Sheraton Seattle. Parking at Benaroya Hall is included. All table hosts and ticket buyers will receive recognition in the Opening Night Gala program.

FOUNDERS TABLE | $20,000 table of 12

  • Twelve invitations to an exclusive pre-Gala cocktail reception on Thursday, September 14, 2017*
  • Founders Tier seating for 12 at the Opening Night Concert
  • An opportunity to host a Seattle Symphony musician at your table

FAMILY TABLE | $10,000 table of 10

  • Four invitations to an exclusive pre-Gala cocktail reception on Thursday, September 14, 2017*
  • Premium Orchestra Level seating for 10 at the Opening Night Concert
  • An opportunity to host a Seattle Symphony musician at your table

FRIENDS TABLE | $6,500 table of 10

  • Two invitations to an exclusive pre-Gala cocktail reception on Thursday, September 14, 2017*
  • Orchestra Level seating for 10 at the Opening Night Concert

BENEFACTOR | $1,000 per person

  • One invitation to an exclusive pre-Gala cocktail reception on Thursday, September 14, 2017*
  • Premium Orchestra Level seating at the Opening Night Concert

TABLE CAPTAIN | $650 or $1,000 per person
Fill a table by inviting your friends to purchase tickets and sit with you.

  • Orchestra Level seating at the Opening Night Concert
  • Special recognition as a Table Captain in the Opening Night Gala program

PATRON | $650 per person

  • Orchestra Level seating at the Opening Night concert

*Due to the intimate setting of this event, space is limited. Early registration is recommended to guarantee your reservation.

BUY TICKETS

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the the Opening Night Concert only, click here.

Honorary Committee

Susan and Jeff Bridges
Ida S. Cole
Stacey and Dan Levitan
Michael and Barbara Malone
Harold Matzner
H.S. Wright III and Katherine Janeway

Planning Committee

Kathleen Boyer
Renée Brisbois, Co-Chair
Dr. Meredith Broderick
Leslie Chihuly
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby
Kathy Fahlman Dewalt
Terry Hecker, Co-Chair
Beth Ketcham
Hisayo Nakajima
Paul Rafanelli
Elizabeth Roberts
Jon Rosen
Christine Suignard

PHOTO: The Silver and Gold Crystal Cascade Chandeliers that adorn The Boeing Company Gallery were commissioned by Jack and Rebecca Benaroya and created by Dale Chihuly for the opening of Benaroya Hall in 1998.

Questions? 
Contact Special Events Manager Zoe Funai at zoe.funai@seattlesymphony.org or 206.215.4868.

Exclusives

Dates and Tickets

  • 16 Sep (Sat) 2017 5:00PM
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Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Ludovic Morlot

Conductor

The French conductor Ludovic Morlot has been Music Director of the Seattle Symphony since 2011. Amongst the many highlights of his tenure, the orchestra has won two Grammy Awards and gave an exhilarating performance at Carnegie Hall in 2014, as reported in the The New York Times: “The performance Mr. Morlot coaxed from his players was rich with shimmering colors and tremulous energy.”

Renée Fleming

Soprano

One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Renée Fleming is a champion of new music, a musical statesman, and multiple award winner for her work.

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