Wednesday, Dec. 31, audiences are invited to join Seattle Symphony for a New Year's Eve celebration, including a performance by Seattle Symphony, an after-party with dessert, champagne toast and dancing to the music of Emerald City Throwdown, plus a countdown to 2009.
Maestro Gerard Schwarz will lead the Orchestra in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony featuring esteemed vocalists and the Seattle Symphony Chorale. Works by Ginastera, Sousa and Strauss, Sr., will also be performed.
Special this year, the Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder drumline will perform solo selections as well as with the Orchestra. Tickets for the 9 p.m. concert start at $40 and include the post-concert celebration with champagne, dessert and dancing.
Concert-goers also have the opportunity to enjoy a pre-concert dinner, complete with a two-course meal prepared by the award-winning chefs of Wolfgang Puck for an additional cost of $69 per person. Doors open to dinner patrons at 6:45 p.m. and dinner begins promptly at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at 206-215-4747 or toll-free at 866-833-4747, faxing the Symphony at (206) 215-4748, ordering online at www.seattlesymphony.org.