On Friday, October 2, at 8pm, the Seattle Symphony will present Whitney Mongé live with Associate Conductor Lee Mills. The concert will be streamed live through the Seattle Symphony's new platform, Seattle Symphony Live.
Tickets for the concert are $35, and can be purchased through the streaming platform. 2020–2021 Season Subscribers along with donors at the Supporting Friend level and above ($300+) receive complimentary access to premium concerts on Seattle Symphony Live. Access vouchers will be emailed the week of the concert.
Here's a small preview filmed from the Seattle Symphony's Opening Night Concert.
“The Essential Series was born of the notion that music is a universal form of expression that is essential to our well-being, particularly now in the face of an ongoing pandemic,” shares violinist and composer Andrew Joslyn, who is both curator and arranger for the series. “Different genres of music can sometimes feel diametrically opposed to each other, but there is so much these worlds can share. Partnering with the Seattle Symphony and these amazing artists is a thrilling opportunity to break down genre barriers and explore a realignment of the music world.”
Singer-songwriter Whitney Mongé learned to harness the power of authenticity while honing her skills as a street performer in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Each part of her nuanced performance, from the passion of her powerful, smoky voice to the intensity of her soulful guitar playing, draws listeners into a truthful embrace in every moment of song. Mongé was raised with rhythm and blues in her blood and the Pacific Northwest rock scene surrounding her, but she has since developed her own particular crossover genre, Alternative Soul. With four original albums to her name and a growing presence on the national music scene, Whitney Mongé is certainly one to watch.