Northwest NEWS

November 19, 2001


Holiday season at Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony opens its holiday season with performances of Gian Carlo Menotti's celebrated children's opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," presented 12 times in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall from Nov. 23 through 28.
   Performance times are Friday, Nov. 23, at 2 and 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27 and 28, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Seattle Symphony welcomes children ages 5 and older to these performances.
   "Amahl and the Night Visitors" tells the heartwarming and memorable story of a little boy and his widowed mother who meet the three kings on their star-guided journey to the Christ child.
   Audiences are invited to bring a new, unwrapped child's toy to any "Amahl and the Night Visitors" performance to benefit inner-city, low income and homeless youth in partnership with Seattle's Union Gospel Mission and Classical KING FM 98.1.
   Tickets are priced at $16.50 for adults and $11 for children.
   Join the Seattle Symphony and talented guest singers and dancers for Seattle Pops series performances of A Yuletide Celebration Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Single concert tickets for these performances are $18 to $56.
   The Seattle Symphony introduces Make a Joyful Sound this season. The three performances, featuring orchestra, brass and organ, will be on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced between $16 and $51.
   Audiences are invited to join a festive Holiday Organ Sing-Along on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $16 to $51.
   The Seattle Symphony presents five performances of traditional holiday masterpiece Handel's "Messiah" on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets for Messiah range from $12 to $66.
   Tickets can be purchased by calling (206) 215-474, faxing the Symphony at (206) 215-4748, or ordering online at
   As part of the Discover Music! series, created for children ages 5 to 12 and their families, the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Symphony Chorale present excerpts from "Messiah" and other famous works by Handel in A Young Person's Guide to Handel's Messiah, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.