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November 5th, 2014
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November 2nd, 2014
Tickets, Guests, and More!
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Happy November! We are less then one and a half weeks away until Mateo Messina’s 17th Annual Benefit Concert for Seattle Children’s Hospital! With that said…a few reminders and videos to prepare you for the AMAZING show ahead:

Check out the Symphony Guild website to see the types, VIP experience, and packages available!

This annual concert is much more than a concert or show; it is best described as an experience. Not just any experience, an experience that benefits lives across the region. Did you know Seattle Children’s does not serve just those in the Seattle area or Washington State? Patients come from all over the region as Seattle Children’s is the leading Children’s hospital in the Northwest. Proceeds from this concert assist in providing uncompensated care.

Our special guests are looking forward to seeing YOU at Benaroya Hall on Friday, November 14th @ 8 PM!

Erik Walters from Silver Torches will be performing with us!

Also announcing IMPulse Circus Collective!

Of course our very own Hadley:

And many more! Thank you in advance supporting our 17th Annual Benefit Concert & Seattle Children’s Hospital uncompensated care.

Please find us online at:

October 26th, 2014
Three Weeks and Counting!
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We are only three weeks away from our 17th Annual Symphony, entitled ONWARD by Mateo Messina! 

November 14th at Benaroya Hall


We are excited to announce some of our performers in ONWARD! The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA) are bringing some of their best performers from the Impulse Circus Collective. Mateo has been working with them very closely in writing a concert that will feature a variety of acrobatic performances…from tightwire acts, to jugglers, to aerialists and much more! The Symphony Hall stage will be transformed into a three-ring circus for a very entertaining and special evening!




You don’t want to miss this extraordinary night…buy your tickets today! We have raised over one million dollars for Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care with our concerts over the years! This fund is crucial, as it supports families at Seattle Children’s who are unable to pay for their children’s treatments.    




You can purchase tickets through Benaroya Hall’s Website or by calling Benaroya Hall’s Ticket office at 206.215.4747 or visiting their in-person box office.


Ticket Prices & VIP Ticket Details


· $200 Limited VIP (First 4 Rows, Orch Ctr)

· $78 Orchestra A Rows A-EE 

· $55 Orchestra B Rows FF-LL

   · $42 Orchestra C Rows MM-RR

· Founder’s Tier $60

· 2nd Tier $52

· 3rd Tier $42


Limited VIP Tickets Include:

  • Pre-Concert Cocktail Hour, in the Founder’s Room with a Meet & Greet with Mateo Messina with behind the scenes details about the concert. 
  • Special VIP seats on Orchestra Floor, front and center
  • Free Benaroya Hall Parking 



We have a goal to raise over a quarter million dollars again this year and we know we’ll do it with your help! It is sure to be another special night, where we come together to make a difference in the lives of families at Seattle Children’s. 




     All of us at The Symphony Guild



PS. Please contact us if you have any questions or we can assist you with your   tickets and be sure to become a fan of our Facebook Page for more updates and to invite people to the concert! 



October 14th, 2014
Our Newest Commercial Starring…
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Check out our new concert commercial! The awesomely adorable and funny Hadley (you’ll see her perform in the concert) stars in our invite to you for our Nov 14th concert to benefit families at Seattle Children’s Hospital!

Visit our Facebook Event Page, friend us and let us know you’re coming!

To see ticket prices, VIP packages, etc. visit The Symphony Guild’s webpage. 

Get your tickets to Mateo Messina’s 17h Annual Benefit Concert – Onward, here!

September 30th, 2014
First Guest Artist Announced!
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Tickets for Onward went on sale Monday, September 29th! If you have not purchased yours – don’t wait! Get the best seats, the limited VIP seats, group sales, etc.!

I would like to announce one of our guests artists for Mateo Messina’s Annual Benefit Concert Onward!

Silver Torches

Meet Erik Walters of Silver Torches.  He is bringing his amazing voice to the stage for Onward, this November 14th!

A little about Silver Torches from their Facebook page below:


Erik Walters doesn’t like talking about himself. Getting him to open up about his new album is like prying open an oyster. The former singer and guitarist for Spokane post-rock band The Globes (Barsuk), Walters has struck out on his own on his debut solo album, “The Living Fact,” which features songs written, played and sung by him.Written in part while he was crashing in his brother’s kitchen during a frustrating time, songs like “Hades’ Black Rattle” and “Nostalgia’s Cradle” deal with anxiety, the fear of being stuck, of growing older and wondering whether you made the right choices in life. Several songs are “written from the perspective of someone who settled because of fear and then asked why,” he explains. Others, like “Thinking of Her on Highway 90,” which borrows a lyric from William Butler Yeats, are lighter, sweet love songs sparkling with tenderness. The intricate acoustic guitar work on songs like “Castles (Que Sera, Sera)” lends Fleetwood-folk flair, while the surging bass and keyboard on “Blue Eyed Mary” recall prime-era Tom Petty with their propulsive energy.

Produced by Steven Aguilar (The Head and the Heart, Dave Matthews Band, Moby), “The Living Fact” features guest appearances by Northwest musicians such as Michael Lerner of Telekinesis and John Van Deusen of the Lonely Forest. The songwriting on “The Living Fact” follows in the confessional and personal footsteps of the Northwest indie sound of Death Cab for Cutie, David Bazan, and Damien Jurado, but with an iconography unique to Walters.

No wonder Walters doesn’t like bragging about his album. He doesn’t need to. The music speaks for itself.”

To hear more of Silver Torches before our concert, check out their website to listen to their digital album The Living Fact.

The Symphony Guild is so excited to partner with Silver Torches for our 17th annual benefit concert. All proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

We look forward to seeing you on November 14th!

September 25th, 2014
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Mateo Messina’s 17th Annual Benefit Concert, Onward!, is coming to life on Friday, November 14th at 8:00 PM, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, September 29th, direct link to purchase your tickets! Award winning composer, Mateo Messina, along with The Symphony Guild, are creating a masterpiece you will not forget.

We would also love to introduce…Hadley Strecker! Haley is a SUPER talented, SMILING, young musician and patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She is ready to WOW the audience with a beautiful song backed by a full orchestra. Here’s a preview of her talent:

Didn’t I say she was SUPER talented!

Haley&MateoMateo and Hadley – That SMILE!

We thank you in advance for your continued support! All proceeds from this concert and supporting events, such as Rocktoberfest, benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.


September 23rd, 2014
Rocktoberfest 2014
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That time of year again! Not only for Mateo Messina’s 17th Annual Benefit Concert…more details later…but also ROCKTOBERFEST!

On October 11th from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, Georgetown Brewing Company in partnership with The Symphony Guild is hosting Rocktoberfest at their Seattle location! Visit our Facebook event page for more information on how to purchase your tickets, location, and entertainment!

JOIN US in 2 and a half weeks for a riotous, fun time!  Tickets are only $25 and include 2 drink tickets! That’s a steal in Seattle, especially when you include the incredible entertainment. We sold out last year, be sure to get your tickets soon! Don’t miss out on the ever popular All Rock Polka Band. Preview their behind the scenes video below – enjoy!

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you on October 11th for Rocktoberfest 2014 and again on November 14th for our 17th Annual Benefit Concert. All proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

November 20th, 2013
Because of you…we did it!
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 Dear Friends,


 We are thrilled to announce, because of you…we surpassed our goal raising  $252,000 for Seattle Children’s Uncompensated Care Fund through our  concert, LENS! 


Thank you for coming to support us – we could not do what we do without  you! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we cannot wait to see you next  year…we are GRATEFUL for every single one of you.


We have posted all of the photos from the night and you can check them out  on our Facebook page here. Please tag people and share them using the hash  tag #Lens and #thesymphonyguild.


As we head into a season of thankfulness, we wish for you the ability to  appreciate the little moments in life and in love. Thank you again for coming,  and for supporting our mission.


Yours in Love and Lang,



All of us at The Symphony Guild



PS. You can donate at any time to build the Uncompensated Care fund for the  families of Seattle Children’s through us, by clicking here.



November 4th, 2013
Friday is LENS! Tickets are selling quickly, buy yours TODAY.
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Dear Friends,


We hope you all had a fabulous weekend!


This Friday, November 8th, is our 16th annual benefit concert LENS at Benaroya Hall. We are close to selling out, so buy your tickets today! 


Join us for an incredible evening with special guests IMOGEN HEAPPOMPLAMOOSE. General Admission and VIP Tickets are still available, with only a few VIP tickets left. Don’t miss out on this extraordinaire VIP experience! The VIP tickets include access to a private cocktail reception backstage before the show and during intermission, with the opportunity to meet artists and indulge in complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, waiting for you when you arrive.


Click here for more information and to purchase tickets online.

Don’t miss this concert, which we promise will deliver the most incredible, emotional experience to date! LENS is designed to alter our perspective and show some of the wonder and beauty we miss amidst our “busy” lives.


If you have any questions or if we can assist you with your tickets, please contact our Marketing Manager, Martha Belmont, at:




All of us at The Symphony Guild 




October 2nd, 2013
Saturday is Rocktoberfest! Limited tickets still available…buy yours today!
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Happy Wednesday Friends, 


Fall is definitely here…we hope you are staying dry! 


Rocktoberfest, is this Saturday, October 5th!  It is our last event before the big concert at Benaroya Hall on Friday, November 8th. Our version of Oktoberfest is sure to be a fun, Fall evening with beer, Dante’s brats, raffles and one-of-a kind entertainment, with all proceeds benefiting uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.


We encourage you to buy your tickets today, as tickets are close to selling out! To help get the word out, please invite friends, family and co-workers and share the invite on Facebook 




Join us for an evening of beer, brats, fun, and the best, rock polka band this side of Frankfurt!  Listen to Zeppelin, Van Leppard, and Def Halen played by true gentlemen in lederhosen. Tickets are limited, so buy yours today!

All proceeds from the evening benefit families at Seattle Children’s.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets online.







Don’t miss this incredible evening at Benaroya Hall with special guests IMOGEN HEAP & POMPLAMOOSE. LENS is designed to alter our perspective and show some of the wonder and beauty we miss amidst our “busy” lives. LENS is a unique story of human connection, emotion, and discovery, showing us what we see if we slow down time.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets online.





All of us at The Symphony Guild


PS.  Please contact us if you have any questions or we can assist you with your tickets!