The Percussion: Duck, Duck, Tambourine

Explore fun rhymes and dance to exciting rhythms with our friends in the percussion section! We’ll shake, we’ll rattle and we’ll clap along to the beat. Tiny Tots Concerts are designed for ages 0 to 5. EXTEND YOUR EXPERIENCE: Join us 30-minutes before the performance for fun and interactive pre-concert activities that include an instrument zoo, a percussion play area and a fun craft in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby.

Tiny Tots

Dates and Tickets

  • 12 Apr (Fri) 2019 10:30AM
  • 13 Apr (Sat) 2019 9:30AM
  • 13 Apr (Sat) 2019 10:30AM
  • 13 Apr (Sat) 2019 11:30AM

Pre-concert Talk

Activities 30 minutes prior to each performance in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby

Running time

35 minutes

Doors open

30 minutes prior to the performance


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Matthew Decker


Matthew Decker begins his position as Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist in the Seattle Symphony in the 2016–2017 season. Before joining the Seattle Symphony Decker spent two seasons as the Assistant Principal Percussionist of the North Carolina Symphony.

Michael A. Werner


Before joining the Seattle Symphony as Principal Percussion in the fall of 2009, Michael A. Werner was a percussionist with the Metropolitan Opera for 13 years, and Principal Percussion for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for two years.

James Benoit


James Benoit, a native of Niskayuna, New York, is the newly appointed Principal Timpanist of the Seattle Symphony. Previously, Benoit was the Associate Principal Percussionist and Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and spent three seasons as a section percussionist with the Sarasota Opera.

John Turman


Prior to becoming a member of the Seattle Symphony, John Turman was awarded the position of principal horn of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2015.