All tickets for Seattle Symphony’s 2012-13 season go on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 4. Single tickets and subscriptions can can be purchased online here, by calling 206-215-4747, or in person at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at Third Avenue and Union Street (this option is fun; folks in line, fueled by coffee, are usually in a festive, let’s-talk-about-Rachmaninov kind of mood).
Speaking of Rachmaninov, the SSO will fill that early-January dull zone with a Rach Fest, in which Morlot will conduct Rach 1 & 2 one night, then 4 and 3 on another (yes, in that order). The season officially opens with a gala on Sept. 15 (Joshua Bell, anyone?) and keeps rolling with these events, and more: the return of Sonic Evolution, this time with Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs; 3 nights of Brandi Carlile with the orchestra; Morlot conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 4; performances by Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Gil Shaham and Emanuel Ax; and two new series, Untuxed and Untitled, offering contemporary works, chances to mingle with the musicians and shorter programs, so audiences can fit music into their other plans. (Which ArtsPage can help you with, BTW).