Free Events

At Benaroya Hall

Pre-Concert Recital

Pre-Concert Recitals — Free

A 30-minute performance precedes each concert featuring one or two Festival musicians in repertoire of their choosing with informal commentary. Recitals begin one hour prior to the main concert.


Open Rehearsals

Open Rehearsals — Free

Gain a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the intense collaborative effort of professional musicians preparing for a chamber music performance in these informal rehearsals. All events in the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall. (Pieces subject to change)

Friday, January 19 – 1:15pm-3:00pm
Schumann’s Quintet Trio No. 1 for Violin, Cello, and Piano in D minor, Op. 63
Karen Gomyo, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Max Levinson

Saturday, January 27 – 1:15pm-3:00pm
Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Yura Lee, Arnaud Sussmann, Roberto Díaz, Bion Tsang

Classical Conversations

Classical Conversation Series — Free
at Noon in the Steinway & Sons gallery (on the corner of 3rd Ave. & University St.)

Join us for the recording of our Classical Conversation Podcast. Host Dave Beck of Classical KING FM 98.1 leads an informal and in-depth discussion with a Festival musician. You can subscribe to the Classical Conversation series podcast on our podcast page or iTunes! (Artists subject to change)

Friday, January 19 – 12:00pm
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

Saturday, January 27 – 12:00pm
Roberto Díaz, viola

Meet the Artists

Meet the Artists — Free

Join us for a moderated 15-minute, casual conversation with one or two Festival musicians immediately following each concert. This is your chance to ask questions of the artists directly! Musicians will be posted prior to the performance in the lobby at Benaroya Hall the day of the concert.