The Orchestra: M is for Music

It’s a family reunion! The strings, winds, brass and percussion families all come together to create a tiny orchestra exploring the alphabet through music! 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

  • 7 Jun (Fri) 2019 10:30AM
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  • 8 Jun (Sat) 2019 9:30AM
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  • 8 Jun (Sat) 2019 10:30AM
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  • 8 Jun (Sat) 2019 11:30AM
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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

Location

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Mary Lynch

Oboe

Hailed as “the star of the evening” by The Philadelphia Inquirer and praised for her “sweet oboe sound” by The Washington Post, Mary Lynch has been Principal Oboist of the Seattle Symphony since 2014.

Eric Jacobs

Clarinet-Bass Clarinet

Eric Jacobs is the newly appointed Clarinet and Bass Clarinet of the Seattle Symphony. Prior to joining the Symphony, Jacobs was based in Los Angeles pursuing an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and new music advocate.

Dana Jackson

Bassoon

Dana Jackson, a native of Seattle, Washington, is a member of the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. She is a freelancer up and down the West Coast and performs regularly on movie, tv, and commercial soundtracks. Ms. Jackson is also a director of the Archipelago Collective, an annual summer chamber music festival on San Juan Island, Washington.

Danielle Kuhlmann

Horn

Praised by The New York Times for her fearless and seductive playing, Seattle native Danielle Kuhlmann returns home to join the Seattle Symphony after a three-year tenure with the San Diego Symphony.

James Benoit

Timpani

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.

Brittany Breeden

Second Violin

Violinist Brittany Boulding has appeared as soloist with the Auburn Symphony, Cascade Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Sinfonietta, Orquesta de Camara Concierto Sur (Cuba), Pacific Northwest Ballet and Spoleto USA.

Mae Lin

First Violin

Mae Lin joined the Seattle Symphony in 2008 as a member of the second violin section. Having grown up in Bellevue, she was very excited to return home to join her hometown symphony.

Sayaka Kokubo

Viola

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kokubo joined the Seattle Symphony in 2007.

Eric Han

Cello

Korean-born Canadian cellist Eric Han made his concerto debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14.

Travis Gore

Bass

Travis Gore maintains a reputation in the classical and indie rock/pop world. Along with having performed with artists on records by recording artists Bryan John Appleby and Hey Marseilles, he is also producer and composer of his own alt/prog project Feeds On Majesty.

John Turman

Host

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.