Seattle Symphony Announces Major Program Change fo June Performances

By David Salazar
(Credit: Grant Leighton)

The Seattle Symphony has announced a program change for its June 15 and 17 concerts.

The company announced that its originally intended “Bernstein’s Songfest” would no longer take place and would instead be replaced with “Star-crossd’ at the Symphony.” As a result, the program will now feature Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances,” Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and Prokofiev’s “Suite from Romeo and Juliet.”

The concert will be conducted by Marin Alsop.

In an official press statement, the company noted that the program change was a result of “changes in artist availability.” The originally planned program was set to star such artists as J’nai Bridges, Tracy Cantin, Sarah Larsen, and Kevin Deas; it also included music by Prokofiev.