A benefit concert for music education inspired by generous musicians
The annual Ten Grands Seattle concert showcases ten terrific pianists in a "smorgasbord for the eyes and ears." Concert-goers will be treated to a variety show featuring classical, jazz, boogie woogie, R&B, pop, show tunes, original compositions, and more. These talented musicians play as soloists and in various combinations, including all 10 playing together. Join us for a memorable evening as we raise funds to support music education programs of the Seattle Symphony and several community-based organizations. Since 2008, Ten Grands Seattle has raised more than $1 million for music education programs across Washington state.
Join us for a bonus concert at 5:30 PM in the Grand Lobby at Benaroya Hall to hear award-winning high schhol musicians. Ten Grands Seattle is delighted to partner with the WIAA/WMEA to showcase some of the talented young from this year's State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
The People Behind Ten Grands
Ten Grands was founded by Michael Allen Harrison, a big-hearted pianist, composer and songwriter, in response to funding cuts to music and performing arts programs in schools and communities. He believes, "With its ability to provide a sense of joy and healing, music should be accessible to all children."
The Ten Grands concerts are presented in partnership with Seattle Symphony, and rely on volunteers, in-kind services, donors and sponsors, joined by music teachers, service club members and dedicated staff from Seattle Symphony. Their combined efforts have helped attract sold-out audiences to Benaroya Hall and raise thousands of dollars to support music activities for students around the state. Special thanks to everyone!
The Ten Grands Committee
Ten Grands Committee members (left to right) Cheri Brennan, Tom Horsley, Barbara Wortley, Carla Nichols. Stephanie White, Rosanna Bowles, Kathy Fahlman Dewalt, Stephen Dewalt, David Woolley-Wilson, Jessica Woolley-Wilson, Fawn Spady, Dick Spady, Ben Klinger. Not photographed: Victoria Kroehl, Susan Lubetkin, Saul Spady, and honorary members Leonard and Norma Klorfine; SSO staff: Pete Gammell, Ryan Hicks, Jessica Kittams, Molly Gillette.
- Music Teacher Studios
- Community Organizations
- Rotary Groups