Ten Grands Seattle
Ten Grand Pianos. Ten Concert Pianists at Benaroya Hall.
Giving the Gift of Music to Children
Ten Grands Seattle features ten grand pianos and ten concert pianists playing a variety of classical, jazz, boogie woogie, R&B, pop, and modern pieces simultaneously, as soloists, and in various combinations.
Presented just once a year in Seattle at Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony, the next concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019. Tickets (priced from $43) are on sale now through the Seattle Symphony Box Office.
Concert proceeds benefit music education for youth. From 2008-2012 the beneficiary of Ten Grands Seattle proceeds was The Snowman Foundation. This nonprofit was created in Portland, Oregon in 1999 by composer-founder Michael Allen Harrison to “share the joy, the healing, the learning, and the life-changing gifts music has to offer.” In 2013, a new chapter opened with presenting partner Seattle Symphony. Proceeds now support an array of education programs of the Symphony and other community organizations. Mr. Harrison continues as creative director, while Kathy Fahlman Dewalt and Stephen R. Dewalt continue as executive producers and co-founders of Ten Grands Seattle.
The 2018 show was presented with generous assistance from event sponsors: The Klorfine Foundation; Kathy Fahlman Dewalt and Stephen Dewalt; and Judith A. Fong and Mark Wheeler. The production was also made possible by several Supporting Sponsors, Contributing Sponsors, In-Kind Sponsors, and Media Sponsor.
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