Seattle Symphony Welcomes Back In-Person Audience

For the first time in 14 months, the orchestra invited its patrons back for a night of live music in Benaroya Hall


On Thursday, May 20, the Seattle Symphony hosted 150 masked patrons. All attendees were temperature-scanned and socially distanced.

About 30 masked musicians were performing on stage that evening. The program of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 were performed and conducted by pianist Inon Barnatan.

The symphony will continue to allow an in-person audience with mask-wearing, temperature-taking, and social distancing. Live-streaming will also remain available, with the streams staying on the symphony's website up to a week after the performance date.

To view last week's performance, visit: