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An Intimate Evening with David Foster

Live at Benaroya Hall >

Superstar music producer David Foster brings his Hitman Tour to Benaroya Hall for one night only. For his remarkable work, Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and has racked up three Oscar nominations for “Best Original Song.” He has also earned a reputation as a keen spotter of new talent, playing a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.

Now one of the biggest musical forces of our time hits the Benaroya Hall stage for a retrospective of his legendary career. Foster will perform songs that he wrote or produced from his four decades of hits, including Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard,” Chicago’s “You’re the Inspiration,” Josh Groban’s “You Raised Me Up,” Michael Buble’s “Home” and many more.

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Sunday, 12 August, 2018 7:30PM

Handel Music For The Royal Fireworks

Baroque and Wine >

Handel was no stranger to spectacle, but he outdid himself in the Music for the Royal Fireworks, a pyrotechnic celebration of peace that still sizzles in the modern concert hall. The flip side of such heightened Baroque emotion is evident in Dido’s Lament, the heartbreaking death scene by Purcell.

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Friday, 26 October, 2018 8:00PM

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Saturday, 27 October, 2018 8:00PM

National Geographic Live — Social By Nature

2018-2019 National Geographic >

What's a human? We are, at our core, social mammals. We build relationships, communicate, reproduce, establish territories, and adapt to shrinking resources. In these ways, we're no different than other social mammals. Chimpanzees, wolves, gorillas, and bears are among the most charismatic of the mammals we know. We identify with them as species, groups, and even as named individuals. They're also under threat. Join biologist turned photographer Ronan Donovan as he talks about his work in documenting these animals and what we, as fellow social mammals, can learn from them.

National Geographic Live brings the top National Geographic photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers to audiences around the world to share their unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories and stunning images and video—live onstage.

This event is presented by the Seattle Symphony. The orchestra will not perform on this program.

Photo credit: Ronan Donovan

Hotel Partner: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

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Sunday, 28 October, 2018 2:00PM

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Monday, 29 October, 2018 7:30PM

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Tuesday, 30 October, 2018 7:30PM

The Bach Family Tree

Baroque and Wine >

Feast on the cornucopia of music harvested from the Bach family tree! Johann Sebastian is the mighty trunk, where every single growth ring — like the robust flute, violin and harpsichord — is perfectly balanced and aligned.

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Friday, 11 January, 2019 8:00PM

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Saturday, 12 January, 2019 8:00PM

National Geographic Live — When Women Ruled the World

2018-2019 National Geographic >

When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way … right? Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. Cleopatra used her sexuality — and her money — to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.

National Geographic Live brings the top National Geographic photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers to audiences around the world to share their unbelievable behind-the-scenes stories and stunning images and video—live onstage.

This event is presented by the Seattle Symphony. The orchestra will not perform on this program.

Photo credit: Victor R. Boswell, Jr. / National Geographic Creative

Hotel Partner: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

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Sunday, 13 January, 2019 2:00PM

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Monday, 14 January, 2019 7:30PM

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Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 7:30PM

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