William White, music director George Shangrow, founder
Strings Fantasy, November 11

Special Concerts

On Sunday, November 11, Orchestra Seattle joins soloist Shirley Wang at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center in a performance featuring two concertos for guzheng and orchestra. And on Tuesday, December 4, the Orchestra Seattle String Quartet plays Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 2 at Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry.

Messiah December 15 & 16

Handel's Messiah, December 15 & 16

“The Sublime, the Grand and the Tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic and moving Words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished Heart and Ear.” So read the first-ever review of George Frideric Handel’s supreme masterpiece, premiered in 1742. To this day, the holiday season in the English-speaking world would be incomplete without a performance of Messiah. Soloists Amanda Opuszynski, Laura Beckel Thoreson, Brendan Tuohy and José Rubio join OSSCS and William White (conducting from the harpischord) for two performances: Saturday, December 15 at Seattle’s First Free Methodist Church and Sunday, December 16 at Everett’s First Presbyterian Church.