Next Friday, the Grammy-award winning composer for the movie Juno, Mateo Messina, and a vast team of volunteers called the Symphony Guild, will produce a unique concert experience unlike any other. ‘Primal Symphony’ will take attendees on a musical experience through the evolution of the human voice. Full of multimedia components and surprises, this is sure to be a night of fun that you won’t ever forget. Additionally, all funds raised directly benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It will take place on Friday, November 5 at 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall. Tickets are on sale now and range from $40 to $60.
As a volunteer for this particular guild year after year, I can assure you this isn’t your regular ol’ night at the symphony. With special musical guests Barcelona (a local Seattle band), American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis (also a Seattle icon), Claire Nordstrom, Seattle Men’s Chorus, NW Symphony Orchestra, NW Chorale, NW Boychoir and more, it’s guaranteed to blow your sock off! I mean, come on! How many symphonies do you know that have a beatbox extraordinaire? This show will also feature the musical stylings of Alfie Bautista, a patient from Children’s Hospital.
There are also several opportunities to win tickets via the Symphony Guild’s Facebookand Twitter pages every Tuesday and Friday at noon. If you’re a gambler, try your luck there, but beware… this show will sell out! In addition to the actual show, your ticket gets you in to the pre- and post-parties hosted at The Triple Door. Georgetown Brewery will also be bringing several kegs of their new Lucille IPA, which I tried several weeks ago (I also got to meet Manny, the namesake of the beer!).
For more information about this year’s show or the Symphony Guild in general, visit http://thesymphonyguild.org.
Here’s a little video from last year to give you a taste of what to expect: