The concert was held in the afternoon in Christensen's Hall, the second-floor ballroom of the Arcade Building, on 2nd Avenue between Union and University streets (in 2005, the location of the Seattle Art Museum). The orchestra had rehearsed for three months.
Its first number was the overture from Phedre by Massenet. According to the newspaper account, "The brilliant crescendos of this selection were brought out with much beauty. The ensemble work is worthy of note, since it had few ragged edges" (Seattle P-I). Next the orchestra performed a violin concerto by Max Bruch, in which first violinist William R. Hedley performed "with taste and skill" (Seattle P-I). The orchestra also played Schubert's Unfinished Symphony in B Minor.
Ida Grey Scott (according to the program -- the P-I spelled her first name "Ada") appeared as a soloist, singing a cavatina from The Queen of Sheba and the Jewel song from Faust. The orchestra's performance concluded with The William Tell Overture by Rossini.
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra played in Christensen's Hall until 1905.