Mateo’s first symphony is about the human condition and our emotional relationships with love, fear, pain, sex, joy, pain, and sorrow. In 1998, Mateo BS’d his way into the brand new symphony hall in Seattle within months of it’s grand opening. He was the 9th performance in the city’s beautiful, new concert hall. He put together a 20-piece chamber style orchestra built from a few professionals and mostly students. He debuted his first concert on Saturday, December 5th, 1998 and his second concert was Friday, December 11th, 1998. It was received to great reviews and launched his symphonic career.