• Russell Wilson, Ciara and Macklemore to join Seattle Symphony for benefit show

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    SEATTLE - Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson will host a benefit concert featuring the Seattle Symphony, his wife, Ciara, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis this May.

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    All proceeds from the May 10 show will support initiatives and programs of Wilson and Ciara’s Why Not You Foundation, the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Equity Fund and the Seattle Symphony that are focused on fairness and opportunities for young people as well as access to the arts.

    The symphony will be conducted by Seattle Symphony Associate Conductor Pablo Rus Broseta, and will feature individual and collaborative performances by Ciara and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, as well as performances by some of the participants of the programs the concerts support.

    The young performers include teen hip-hop artists, high school orchestra musicians who will join the Seattle Symphony in a side-by-side performance, and students from a local elementary school.

     “As our city grows and changes, it's so important for us to be supporting and investing in young people. If we want this generation and the next generation to be healthy, fulfilled and to make progress, then we need to give young people the space and platform to express themselves," said Macklemore.

    Tickets go on sale on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. Prices start $75 and can be purchased online at seattlesymphony.org, by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at 206-215-4747 or 866- 833-4747, or in person at the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office.

    For more information visit: seattlesymphony.org.

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