Free Streaming This Week: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Guest Conductor Gustavo Gimeno leads the Seattle Symphony in selections from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade during this week’s free concert rebroadcasts on YouTube and Facebook.

The Seattle Symphony presents three free rebroadcasts of selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (movements 3 and 4), led by guest conductor and Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Gustavo Gimeno. Originally performed on December 1, 2018, Scheherazade displays the power of stories in a musical depiction of the Middle Eastern tale: One Thousand and One Nights.

Audiences can tune in for Selections from Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade on YouTube or Facebook during the three regular broadcast times: Thursday (7:30 p.m. PDT), Saturday (8 p.m. PDT) and Sunday (2 p.m. PDT).

As our community responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Seattle Symphony remains committed to sharing free livestreams and rebroadcasts in hopes that these performances provide strength, comfort and joy. Audiences can look forward to five days of Seattle Symphony broadcasts each week from Wednesday through Sunday.

Programming updates will be shared at Those interested can also sign up to receive email notifications about upcoming Seattle Symphony rebroadcasts and livestreams.

Link Up Goes Online

Link Up: The Orchestra Swings Online features an interactive exploration of swing and jazz. Hosted by Seattle Symphony Horn John Turman, the program invites viewers to play or sing along with the musicians in standards such as C Jam Blues. Turman and fellow musicians will guide those tuning in through key music concepts, a review of recorder notes, the different lines of each piece, and performing together with the musicians onscreen.

Link Up: The Orchestra Swings Online will air on Thursday, May 21 at 11 a.m. PDT. Audiences can join in on YouTube or Facebook. Link Up is a national program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

Weekly Family Broadcasts

In addition to the special Link Up broadcast, the Seattle Symphony continues to share weekly Meet the Instrument and Tiny Clips for Tiny Tots. Meet the Instrument is hosted by a member of the orchestra who introduces their instrument to viewers through performing short excerpts and includes an instrument-related craft activity. Tiny Clips for Tiny Tots, hosted by Seattle Symphony Horn John Turman, builds on each week’s Meet the Instrument in a fun exploration of related instruments through solo excerpts and ensemble performance.

Thank You

Inspired by the orchestra’s dedication to serving the community, more than 6,000 people have stepped forward with a donation since the closure of Benaroya Hall. These funds support the Seattle Symphony Future Fund, providing critical resources to ensure a bright future for symphonic music in our community. To learn more about how to support the Seattle Symphony or to make a donation, visit

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Your support — now more than ever — is critical for the musicians who create these treasured moments. By donating today you will ensure a bright future for your Seattle Symphony. When our doors at Benaroya Hall open once more, you will have played an important role in sustaining the orchestra for our entire community.

To date more than 6,000 people have stepped forward with a gift. We are incredibly grateful.

Please consider the role music plays in your life and join this caring community your gift today.

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Posted on May 19, 2020