Clinton Smith, music director George Shangrow, founder

Dvořák in America: November 11


The 2017–2018 OSSCS season continues on Saturday, November 11, as guest conductor William White — one of five candidates to become the next OSSCS music director — leads Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”), composed during his first year living in New York, along with his dynamic Te Deum, composed shortly before he left for America. Works by Leo Sowerby and Franz Joseph Haydn open the program. Youth 17 and under attend at no charge, plus parking is free!

2017–2018 Season: Journey and Discovery


Join outgoing OSSCS music director Clinton Smith and five talented guest conductors as they lead the musicians of OSSCS and a roster of fabulous solo artists in six varied and intriguing programs.

The 2017–2018 season marks another chapter in OSSCS’s history: the search for a new music director. After a careful and thorough selection process, the search committee has chosen five finalists, one of whom will be named the next OSSCS music director in summer of 2018.

Our journey begins in October with an intimate look at the relationship between Schumann and Brahms, mentor and protégé. In November, we celebrate autumn with Dvořák’s Te Deum and his magnificent “New World” Symphony.

Clinton Smith returns to lead two performances (one in Seattle, another in Everett) of Handel’s Messiah in December. In 2018 we invite you to discover Vaughan Williams’ Five Tudor Portraits and other neglected masterpieces, while enjoying such favorites as Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, Elgar’s touching Sospiri, Rimsky-Korsakov’s sparkling Scheherezade — and much more!

The winner of our fourth annual concerto competition will dazzle you with their virtuosity in February, while our partnership with the Chopin Foundation of the United States continues in March when we feature the winner of their Northwest Council competition.

Vocal soloists hailing from the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Opéra National de Bordeaux will partner with OSSCS throughout the season.

Join us as we embark on another season of world-class singing and incredible music-making. Season subscribers save 20% over single-ticket and youth 7–17 always attend free of charge. Plus, each subscription comes with two guest passes, allowing you to introduce two friends or family members to OSSCS at a concert of your choice.

New Subscriber Offer: Save 50%!

As a special offer to new subscribers, OSSCS is offering tickets to all six subscription concerts of the 2017–2018 season at a savings of 50% off single-ticket prices. And, as always, youth 7–17 attend free of charge. Use the discount code SAVE50 at the link below to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!