The vibrant voices of the Seattle Men’s Chorus join the Seattle Symphony for this special Pride weekend concert event with conductor Lee Mills at the podium. Plus, sensational NYC-based drag performance artist Thorgy Thor (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dragnificent) leads the celebration as our fabulous host. Pride outfits encouraged!
Please note that the Sunday matinee for this concert will take place on Saturday at 2pm.
Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony and winner of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award in 2014, 2017 and 2019, Lee Mills is internationally recognized as a passionate, multifaceted and energetic conductor. In his previous position as Resident Conductor of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, he led performances hailed as having a “sonority of unequalled liveliness and quality” (movimento.com), working alongside such artists as Simone Porter, Conrad Tao, Eliane Coelho and the Smetana Trio.
Thorgy Thor is a NYC-based drag performance artist, event host, TV personality and professional musician. Thorgy was a contestant on the Emmy Award-winning shows RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 8) and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars (Season 3). She has also appeared on Mozart and the Jungle, VICE, WWHL with Andy Cohen and is a cast member of Dragnificent, currently on TLC. Thorgy Thor has toured the world with MPPresent's The Haters Roast comedy tour and A Drag Queen Christmas for the past 4 years. Thorgy has had the honor of playing solo violin, viola and cello in Thorgy and the Thorchestra with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and debuted a solo show at Gramercy Theater in NYC in 2019.
A Pacific Northwest native, Jarvis’ performance experience spans from the international opera stage to recording studios for Hollywood’s top video-game soundtracks and local Seattle stages.
Founded in 1979 and currently led by artistic director Paul Caldwell, Seattle Men's Chorus is one of the world's most prominent TTBB choruses and an international leader of the LGBTQ choral movement. Rooted in Seattle’s gay community, SMC has been a bold and powerful force for social justice while redefining choral performance with stellar singing and unforgettable showmanship. Multiple PBS broadcasts and performances with Seattle Symphony join a catalog of a dozen recordings. Its annual holiday performances are a leading seasonal attraction in Seattle.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Lee Mills’ position is generously underwritten as the Douglas F. King Associate Conductor.