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 to spectacular collaborations with local artists (i.e., Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man with Choir of the Sound; a semi-staged setting of Peer Gynt selections in association with the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society with singers and dancers; Beethoven's 9th finale, performed at Benaroya Hall.)
We are your neighborhood orchestra and we can use your help. Our fees at Town Hall are a large part of our budget. We are able to keep our $2 minimum pay-what-you-will ticket option due to support from our donors.
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 4Culture's Arts Sustained Support program and as a Civic Partner with the city of Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture. We are also grateful for the support from Boeing, the Gates Foundation, Google, Microsoft, Dell, Expedia, and our many individual donors.