Photos by Brandon Patoc


On December 6, 2016 the Seattle Symphony kicked off the holiday season with the always-popular Holiday Musical Salute at the Westin Seattle. The event included a festive selection of pop-up shops with an assortment of gifts to delight everyone. The highlight of the afternoon’s luncheon was a concert of seasonal favorites by the Seattle Symphony, under the direction of Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta, featuring performances by Young Artists Stephen and Marie Leou, and the Seattle Girls’ Choir.

This annual event benefits the Seattle Symphony’s contribution to the Players’ Pension Plan, and this year the event raised over $180,000 in support of our dedicated musicians.

A huge thank you to the many table hosts, sponsors, attendees, donors and pop-up shop vendors for making this year’s event such a resounding success. Special thanks also to Holiday Musical Salute Co-Chairs Rebecca Layman-Amato and Katrina Russell and to the entire event committee for their leadership and dedication.

PHOTOS: 1 Karin Mital, of Karin’s Garden, one of the many pop-up shop vendors that delighted attendees 2 Nancy Hughes, Paola Diano, Kristine Shields, Julie Artz, Board member Susan Johannsen, Patricia Evanno, Agnieszka Kierner 3 Event MC Fred Northup, Jr. 4 Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta 5 The Seattle Symphony performed a concert of holiday favorites 6 Symphony Board member Sherry Benaroya, Board Chair Leslie Jackson Chihuly and Rebecca Benaroya

Originally published in the February 2017 Encore concert program.

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