Symphonic Stories took place on March 18th, 2012, and was a world premiere of original beautiful orchestral music created by some of Seattle’s finest emerging composers. This singular event showcased local composers, many with prominent musical careers in the film and video gaming industries. Each composer created an original musical story told through a symphonic composition that was highly individual, imaginative and compelling. These "stories" were performed by a 50-piece orchestral ensemble made up of some of Seattle's most talented musicians, and conducted by Grammy-award winner David Sabee.
A portion of the proceeds from this concert were also donated to assist in the recovery of the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, whose musicians had been performing at shelters and on street corners to boost the spirits of the disaster survivors.