About Rainier Symphony

Mission Statement

To inspire our communities with an artistically distinct, educational, and diverse musical experience that fosters fellowship around a love of live music


Rainier Symphony is a 70+ member community orchestra founded in 1981. The orchestra is composed of talented musicians ranging in skill from well-qualified students and amateur players, to internationally-renowned professionals. Our season includes five pairs of concerts, including annual Holiday and Pops concerts, performed in Tukwila.

The orchestra rehearses Tuesday nights from September through May on stage at the Foster Performing Arts Center in Tukwila, which was designed by renowned architect Armand Marion. Our orchestra members are volunteers who have auditioned and demonstrated a high level of proficiency. Our orchestra draws from a wide range of vocations and professions; people who see music as an avocation and who love music.


We've compiled a listing of every Rainier Symphony concert since the very first in November 1981.

Music Director

Previous Music Directors


Rainier Symphony is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and concert attendees. The Symphony does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status in any of its activities or operations.