Top the charts with the Seattle Symphony’s popular culture concerts! From Kenny G’s unparalleled instrumental chops to a celebration of hometown hero Quincy Jones, the Seattle Symphony brings you the best of popular music. And don’t forget the godfather of movie music, John Williams, whose legendary film scores will be played in their full splendor by the Seattle Symphony.

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Kenny G with the Seattle Symphony

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 7:30PM

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Seattle native Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.

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New Year’s Eve: Pandemonium

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019 9:00PM

Post-post-modern diva Meow Meow has hypnotized and inspired audiences globally with unique creations and sell-out concerts. Now Meow Meow brings her unique brand of subversive and sublime cabaret, and a little twist of untraditional festive cheer, to ring in 2020 with the Seattle Symphony. Audiences will experience an unforgettable evening of exquisite music alongside a rather large dose of perfectly constructed mayhem and madness. Follow the performance with a post-concert party that includes a glass of champagne, a live performance by electro-swing band Good Co and dancing all the way to the midnight countdown and beyond!

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The Best of Quincy Jones

Friday, 14 February, 2020 8:00PM

As a master inventor of musical hybrids, Quincy Jones has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies and television. Named one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Jones’ creative magic is on full display as the Seattle Symphony and guest artists pay tribute to this musical legend.

Open Captioning is available for Saturday night Pops performances only. Please call the box office at 206.215.4747 to secure your location.

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The Best of Quincy Jones

Saturday, 15 February, 2020 8:00PM

As a master inventor of musical hybrids, Quincy Jones has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies and television. Named one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century by Time Magazine, Jones’ creative magic is on full display as the Seattle Symphony and guest artists pay tribute to this musical legend.

Open Captioning is available for Saturday night Pops performances only. Please call the box office at 206.215.4747 to secure your location.

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