Mission: To inspire, enrich, and educate musicians and the community at large through the performance of outstanding symphonic music. We are your neighborhood orchestra.
The Thalia Symphony Community Orchestra is a group of serious local musicians who gather to play music that lifts us and our audiences to collective bliss. Our programs range from exciting world premieres, (i.e. Heather Bentley's Laniakea) to orchestral favorites (i.e., Peer Gynt Suite, with soprano, Laura Loge ) to spectacular collaborations with local choirs (i.e., Beethoven's 9th finale, performed at Benaroya Hall in February, 2020.)
We are your neighborhood orchestra and we can use your help. We have lost carefully budgeted income from cancelling our concerts. We also know that some beloved members of our orchestra will require extra help with scholarships for dues. AND we need extra support to pay the increase in our rent when we return to Town Hall.
Our group's name takes inspiration from Greek mythology (Thalia being the muse of comedy and lyric poetry). We assembled first in 1948 to produce opera. Currently we have the pleasure of having distinguished conductor Dr. Joseph Pollard White as our Music Director.
Thalia Symphony is grateful for grants through Women's Philharmonic Advocacy, 4Culture Arts Sustained Support program and as a Civic Partner with the city of Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture. We are also grateful to support from Boeing, Microsoft, Dell, Expedia, and many individual donors.