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Make a Family Connection at the Seattle Symphony for Free

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Don’t get a sitter, bring the kids with you!

Seattle Symphony is taking the bold step to invite young people ages 8-18 to attend Wyckoff Masterworks Season performances FREE with the purchase of an adult ticket. The program is called “Family Connections” and it’s an initiative of the symphony’s new Music Director, Ludovic Morlot. Morlot has a passion for igniting the spark of imagination in young audiences and making symphony experiences more available to families, according to the Seattle Symphony website.

Free Family Connections passes are like “companion tickets.” When you purchase a regularly priced ticket in sections C, D and E for yourself, you can request up to two Family Connections passes per order, for kids and teens ages 8-18.

Family Connections passes will become available three weeks prior to each concert date. Family Connections passes may be used by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, music teachers, mentors, and anyone who brings a child ages 8-18 to a Masterworks concert.

The Seattle Symphony is making 60 tickets for each of the 53 Masterworks Season performances in the 2011-2012 season available for this program, for a total of 3,180 free tickets.

The February Family Connections concerts include Pictures at an Exhibition (February 9 — February 12). The evening features pieces from Stravinsky, Jolivet and Haydn. And Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (February 16 – 18) with pieces from Schubert/Berio, Beethoven and Schumann.

Click HERE to see a complete list of concerts included in Family Connections

You can order the passes by phone or in-person at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office:
Third Avenue & Union Street
Seattle, WA 98111
206.215.4747 or 1.866.833.4747.
http://www.seattlesymphony.org

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