Clinton Smith, music director George Shangrow, founder

New Subscriber Offer: Save 50%!

As a special offer to new subscribers, OSSCS is offering tickets to all seven subscription concerts of the 2015–2016 season at a savings of 50% off single-ticket prices. And, as always, youth 7–17 attend free of charge. Use the link below to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

2015–2016 Season: Expect the Unexpected


Don’t you love a good book with a twist at the end? Or when seemingly simple words have incredible resonance and meaning in your life? This season, where opposites attract, we will focus on the surprising and the uncharted. We will shed new light on favorites, and unearth the little-known truths about the composers and the music. The 2015–2016 season promises to be a thrilling one, so put your conventions on a shelf and expect the unexpected.

In our 46th season, we are implementing some new initiatives, including a run-out performance of our beloved Messiah in Everett. After launching our successful local concerto and nationwide composer competitions last season, we will again bring ascending young talent to the concert stage, and perform a world premiere in May.

Our ever-expanding catalogue of soloists hails from the rosters of the Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Wolf Trap Opera, Cincinnati Opera and Opéra National de Bordeaux, to name a few.

Join us for a season of world-class singing and incredible music making. Whether you’re new to OSSCS or part of our loyal family of listeners and supporters, there’s something for everyone.

The Art of Fugue


Members of Orchestra Seattle and friends present a free performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterpiece The Art of Fugue on Sunday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church. For further information, please visit the event Web site:

2015–2016 Composer Competition

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers are pleased to announce our second annual Composer Competition. We are excited to welcome submissions from composers of all ages, seeking new works for orchestra, chorus, and orchestra & chorus. One winner will be selected for a world-premiere performance on our May 22, 2016, subscription concert.