About Us

Vision & Mission




Seattle Festival Orchestra is an all-volunteer community orchestra that presents concerts to delight and engage a 21st century audience. With diverse programming, SFO creates space for its audience to experience the catharsis of the wide range of emotions available in orchestra music, to feel with our musicians the joy and sorrow, wonder and ecstasy of our art. In order to create an engrossing concert experience, SFO consistently breaks down barriers between performer and audience and seeks out opportunities for audience engagement. SFO believes strongly in universal access to the arts, providing family- friendly concerts for kids, young soloists and a side-by-side performance opportunity for local high school students.


Seattle Festival Orchestra cultivates modern audiences through diverse programming, performance practice, and youth engagement.


  1. Curate engrossing concerts.
    a. Develop creative musical programs that enrich and engage our audience.
    b. Present our music in a captivating way both artistically and technically.

  2. Engage youth in classical music through Saturday family concerts for all ages and an annual side-by-side performance with youth musicians.

  3. Recruit and retain high-caliber volunteer musicians.

  4. Annually increase orchestra income through audience development, grant writing and corporate sponsorship.