LMC KICKS OFF 2018 WITH SEVEN FREE CONCERTS

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LMC KICKS OFF 2018 WITH SEVEN FREE CONCERTS

FEATURING MUSIC BY RACHMANINOFF, CHOPIN, BARBER, HANDEL, GLUCK, GRANADOS, RAVEL & MORE.

LMC Competition Namesake Frances Walton to Perform  with 2015 Competition Winner Sophie Baird-Daniel at Music Center of the Northwest on January 20   

Ladies Musical Club is one of the top 14 best free events in Seattle.Lonely Planet

Seattle, WA – December 11, 2017  – Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) will kick off the month of January 2018 with seven free concerts that feature music by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Ravel, Granados, Barber, and opera selections by Handel and Gluck. All performances are free, and most are one-hour in length. LMC season venue addresses and January programs are listed below. A full, detailed repertoire may be found on the LMC website at www.lmcseattle.org.

Frances Walton, cello, and namesake of LMC’s annual Competition, will perform in a 90-minute program titled “The Music of Maurice Ravel,” that includes his Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet with 2015 Frances Walton Competition winner and guest artist Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp, on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Center of the Northwest. Sopranos Beth Ann Bonnecroy and Malya Muth will perform solo recitals respectively at Seattle Art Museum in the Plestcheeff Auditorium on Thursday, January 4 at 12:00 p.m. and at the Frye Art Museum on Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24, arranged for Clarice Warrick, soprano and Lucy Wenger, plus a four-hands popular program by pianists Risa Jun and Yelena Balabanova (guest artist) will be presented Seattle Central Public Library on Wednesday, January 10 at 12:00 p.m. Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center will be treated to a program of Spanish music by pianist Karin McCullough and Diane Althaus, soprano, will pair up with guest guitarist Lucas Victor on Thursday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m.  Opera lovers will cherish LMC Opera presentations of Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera on Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the West Seattle Library and repeated at South Lake Union’s Mirabella on Sunday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m.

About Ladies Musical Club of Seattle

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle was founded in 1891 by a group of 24 women musicians. Its original mission was to foster an appreciation of classical music in the cultural life of a city that was just starting to find its identity. For more than a century, the LMC members presented a stellar International Artist Series whose make up is literally a Who’s Who list of classical music artist luminaries of the 20th century such as: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fritz Kreisler, Ascham Heifetz, Marian Anderson, Kirsten Flagstad, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Joshua Bell, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Symphony Orchestra, and the London Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. See the entire list. Although no longer presenting international artists, LMC continues to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and competition awards. MOHAI houses LMC’s historical archives.

–All programs, artists and dates subject to change–

Support for the 2017–2018 Season is provided by 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture 2017–2018 Season Media Sponsor is Classical KING FM 98.1

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Media Contact (do not publish) Media requests for photos, interviews and other press items relating to Ladies Musical Club and performing artists are welcome. Mary Langholz, LMC communications consultant: vote4arts (at) outlook.com                     Release #1718-6 December 11, 2017

LMC 2017–2018 SEASON PUBLIC CONCERT VENUES AND ADDRESSES

Crossroads Community Center/Theater, 16000 N. E. 10th Street, Bellevue
Frye Art Museum/Frye Auditorium, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle
Mirabella/Emerald Hall, 116 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle
Music Center of the Northwest, 901 North 96th Street, Seattle
SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave South, SeaTac
Seattle Art Museum/Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 1st Avenue, Seattle
Seattle Public Library/Central/Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle
Seattle Public Library/West Seattle, 2306 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 105 State Street South, Kirkland
University House/Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way North, Seattle

JANUARY 2018 FREE PUBLIC CONCERT SERIES
All concerts are FREE and most are approximately one-hour long.
Current program details are available at www.lmcseattle.org (Public Concert Series)

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave, Seattle
January 4 at 12:00 p.m.
Music for soprano by Rorem, Chausson, Handel and Music for Oboe by Lombardo, Erwazen
Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano, and Asta Vaicekonis, pianoGail Perstein, oboe, and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave, Seattle
January 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Vocal music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff, and Piano Recital
Malya Muth, soprano, and Johanna Mastenbrook, pianoLucy Wenger, piano

Seattle Public Library/Central Branch
1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle
January 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and Duets for Piano 4 hands
Clarice Warrick, soprano, and Lucy Wenger, piano
Risa Jun, piano, and Yelena Balbanova (guest artist), piano

Crossroads Community Center/Theater
16000 N. E. 10th Street, Bellevue
January 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Spanish Music for Solo Piano, Guitar and Voice
Diane Althaus, soprano, and Lucas Victor (guest artist), guitar
Karin McCullough, piano

West Seattle Public Library
2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle
January 14 at 3:00 p.m.
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera
Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone
Denná Good-Mojab and Heather Mullin, sopranos
Katie Stevenson and Brittany Walker, mezzo-sopranos
Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

Music Center of the Northwest
901 North 96th Street, Seattle
January 20 at 7:30 p.m. (90-minute program with refreshments)
The Music of Maurice Ravel
Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins, Janice Gockel, viola, Frances Walton, cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel (guest artist), harp, Carol Wollenberg, flute, and Julie Buetow, clarinet
Joyce Gibb, piano
Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano, and Joan Lundquist, piano
Gail Perstein, oboe
Katie O’Rourke, piano
Tiina Ritalahti, soprano

Mirabella/Emerald Hall
116 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle
January 21 at 3:00 p.m.
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera
Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone
Denná Good-Mojab and Heather Mullin, sopranos
Katie Stevenson and Brittany Walker, mezzo-sopranos
Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

 

Other LMC 2018 Special Events

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Music of Spain and South AmericaMerrill Gardens, Auburn, 18 1st St SE, Auburn, WACo-Sponsored by the City of Auburn

Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m.
LMC Opera presents “Famous Moms of Opera”
SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA
Co-sponsored by the City of SeaTac

Saturday, June 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Frances Walton Competition Live Finals
Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Avenue West
Enjoy a day full of “mini-recitals” as classical musicians ages 20-35 compete for cash awards.

Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Frances Walton Competition Winners’ Concert
Free Public Concert
Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Avenue West

LMC Annual Spring Luncheon
Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Women’s University Club,
1105 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Program includes a luncheon at the historic Women’s University Club, hear highlights of LMC’s work in the community, a beautiful concert by past winners of the Frances Walton Competition and a keynote address by Linda Kitchen, an inspiring “Lady in the Arts!” Tickets: $60.  Reservations and Information: events@lmcseattle.org.

Keynote Address
Linda Kitchen, principal soprano at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, who enjoyed a 25 year-long career as opera singer and actress in major European opera houses, followed by a successful career as a stage director.

Performance by Competition Winners:
Cameron O’Connor, guitar (2015)
Erik Stieghner, saxophone (2015)

LMC members also will host classical and world music artists in underserved Seattle Public Schools through its  Music in Schools program that collaborates with Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. The A full season of activities may be found on the LMC website at www.lmcseattle.org.

LMC Adds 10 More Performances to its 2017–2018 Season of Free Public Concerts Throughout Metro-Seattle

LMC Adds 10 More Performances to its 2017–2018 Season of

Free Public Concerts Throughout Metro-Seattle

 

Sixty free performances at SAM, Seattle Public Libraries/Central & West Seattle, Frye Art Museum, Music Center of the Northwest, Bellevue Crossroads Community Center, Mirabella, University House/Wallingford, NEW this season – SeaTac Community Center and St. John’s Episcopal/Kirkland

Ladies Musical Club is one of the top 14 best free events in Seattle.
– Lonely Planet, 2015
  

Seattle, WA – September 13, 2017 -The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC), with an educational mission to foster classical music in its community, is adding 10 more FREE public concerts during its new 2017-2018 Season starting September 30. The member-musicians and their guest artists will present 60 concerts at Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, Seattle Central Public Library, West Seattle Library, Mirabella, Music Center of the Northwest, University House/Wallingford, Crossroads Community Center Theater in Bellevue, and New venues this seasonSeaTac Community Center and St. John’s Episcopal Church/Kirkland (see venue addresses, September-December programs below). All performances are FREE to the public and most are one-hour in length. Concerts at the Music Center of the Northwest are 90-minutes and include post-concert refreshments. NOTE: The first SeaTac Community Center series performance has been moved from October 1 to Saturday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m.

 

2017–2018 LMC Season Program Highlights

Tribute to the Life and Works of Debussy
Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder
Ravel’s Histoires naturelles
Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben
Barber’s Hermit Songs and
Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Italian opera from Verdi to Verismo
Russian Opera of the 19th Century
Baroque Opera
20th Century Opera
String music by Mozart, Kodaly, Brahms, Ravel, Beethoven and Grieg
All-Bach Concert, celebrating the birth month of Johann Sebastian Bach
Spanish music for voice and guitar, solo piano

 

A full season of activities can be found on the LMC website at www.lmcseattle.org as LMC members also will host classical and world music artists in underserved Seattle Public Schools through its Music in Schools program that collaborates with Meany Hall for the Performing Arts. The 2018 Frances Walton Competition will be held next June at Magnolia Lutheran Church, featuring 20-35 year old classical artists who live, work or study in 19 Western states, performing in piano, voice, strings and instruments. Each fall, competition winners travel the state bringing classical music to outlying Washington communities and schools.

For more information about Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, public concert performance schedule and donation options, visit www.lmcseattle.org. Find Ladies Musical Club of Seattle on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Ladies Musical Club of Seattle

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle was founded in 1891 by a group of 24 women musicians. Its original mission was to foster an appreciation of classical music in the cultural life of a city that was just starting to find its identity. For more than a century, the LMC members presented a stellar International Artist Series whose make up is literally a Who’s Who list of classical music artist luminaries such as: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Marian Anderson, Kirsten Flagstad, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Joshua Bell, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Symphony Orchestra, and the London Chamber Orchestra as well. See the entire list. Although no longer presenting international artists, LMC continues to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and awards. MOHAI houses LMC’s historical archives.

–All programs, artists and dates subject to change–

Support for the 2017–2018 Season is provided by 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

 2017–2018 Season Media Sponsor is Classical KING FM 98.1

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Media Contact (do not publish) Media requests for photos, interviews and other press items relating to Ladies Musical Club and performing artists are welcome.

Mary G. Langholz, LMC communications consultant:
vote4arts (at) outlook.com (unavailable 10/6-10/23)

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September 13, 2017

LMC PUBLIC CONCERT VENUES AND ADDRESSES
Crossroads Community Center/Theater, 16000 N. E. 10th Street, Bellevue
Frye Art Museum/Frye Auditorium, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle
Mirabella/Emerald Hall, 116 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle
Music Center of the Northwest, 901 North 96th Street, Seattle
SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Ave South, SeaTac
Seattle Art Museum/Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 1st Avenue, Seattle
Seattle Public Library/Central/Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle
Seattle Public Library/West Seattle, 2306 42nd Avenue SW, Seattle
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 105 State Street South, Kirkland
University House/Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way North, Seattle

2017 FALL FREE PUBLIC CONCERT SERIES

Venues, September – December Dates and Times

All concerts are FREE and most are approximately one hour long.

Current program details are available at www.lmcseattle.org (Public Concert Series)

SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac
Co-sponsored by the City of SeaTac
Approximate length: 90 minutes

September 30 at 1 p.m.
Famous French Melodies for Solo Piano and Voice
Tiina Ritalahti, Katie Hochman, Ya-Li Lee and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Karin McCullough, Joan Lundquist and Lucy Wenger, piano

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave, Seattle

October 5 at 12 p.m.
Brahms Songs and Duets and Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder
Regina Thomas, soprano, Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano,
Rosemary Bell, oboe, Laurie Heidt, French Horn (guest artist)
Shirley Wu and Johanna Mastenbrook, piano

November 2 at 12 p.m.
Art of Piano: Darkness and Light
Karin McCullough, piano
Valentina Rodov, piano
Geisa Dutra, piano

 December 7 at 12 p.m.
For Snow Song Cycle by Janet Anderson and Ensemble Works Featuring Recorder
Katie Hochman, soprano and Janet Anderson, piano
Jill Carlsen, Sabine Endrigkeit, Vicki Boekman (guest artist) and Mike Woolf (guest artist), recorders

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave, Seattle

October 7 at 2 p.m.
Solo Recitals for Oboe and Piano
Sharon Jung, oboe, Lucy Wenger, piano and Joyce Gibb, piano 

November 4 at 2 p.m.
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy
Ya-Li Lee, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano
Candice Chin, violin
Terry Cook, cello

December 2 at 2 p.m.
Classical Guitar Recital and Histoires Naturelles by Ravel
Hilary Field, guitar
Dawn Padula, mezzo soprano

Seattle Public Library/ West Seattle Branch
2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle

October 8 at 3 p.m.
LMC Opera Presents “The Italians: Verdi to Verismo”
Katie Hochman, Diane Althaus and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano
Jennifer Li, piano

November 12 at 3 p.m.
Soprano Recital and Mozart String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K.590
Mele Santos, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano
Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello

December 10 at 3 p.m.
Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -Leben (Woman’s love and life)
Lin Chen, soprano and Nicole Truesdell, piano

Seattle Public Library/Central Branch
1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle

October 11 at 12 p.m.
Mozart String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K.590, and Solo Piano Recital
Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello
Geisa Dutra, piano

November 8 at 12 p.m.
Operetta and Musical Theater Music for Soprano
Christine Menschner, soprano and Joan Lundquist, piano

December 13 at 12 p.m.
Recitals for Solo Voice and Piano
Amber Rose Johnson, soprano
Valentina Rodov, piano

Mirabella
116 Fairview Ave N, Seattle

October 15 at 3 p.m.
LMC Opera Presents “The Italians: Verdi to Verismo”
Katie Hochman, Diane Althaus and Regina Thomas, sopranos
Gwen Trussler, mezzo soprano
Jennifer Li, piano

November 19 at 3 p.m.
Mozart String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K.590 and “French Romantic Songs and Duets”
Kathryn Zufall and Sally Hufbauer, violin
Barb Clagett, viola
Fran Walton, cello
Katie Hochman, soprano and Catherine Treadgold, mezzo soprano
Joan Lundquist, piano

December 17 at 3 p.m.
Recital for Oboe
Sharon Jung, oboe

Music Center of the Northwest
901 North 96th St, Seattle

Approximately 90 minutes
October 28 at 7 p.m.
The Life and Works of Claude Debussy
Ya-Li Lee, Clarice Warrick and Jill Carlsen, sopranos
Janene Nelson and Kathryn Vinson, mezzo sopranos
Eun Hee Cho, conductor
Candice Chin, Ann Rackl and Kathy Zufall, violins
Janice Gockel, viola
Terry Cook, cello
Madeline Beery, flute
Lucy Wenger and Karin McCullough, piano

December 3 at 3 p.m.
Original Works by LMC Composers: “Expressions of Winter”
Original works for voice and piano by LMC-member composers

Crossroads Community Center
16000 NE Tenth Street, Bellevue

November 9 at 1 p.m.
LMC Opera Presents “Russian Scenes and Arias”
Music by Glinka, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin
Regina Thomas and Meg Daly, sopranos
Dawn Padula and Janene Nelson, mezzo sopranos
Maria Khavin, piano

University House, Wallingford
4400 Stone Way North, Seattle

November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
LMC Opera Presents “Russian Scenes and Arias”
Music by Glinka, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin
Regina Thomas and Meg Daly, sopranos
Dawn Padula and Janene Nelson, mezzo sopranos
Maria Khavin, piano

December 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Music for Solo Oboe and Flute/Oboe Ensemble
Madeline Beery, flute
Sharon Jung, oboe
Rosemary Bell, oboe/English horn

To see the PDF version, click here.

LMC’s 2017 Frances Walton Competition Solo Winners to Present Six Free Concerts

LADIES MUSICAL CLUB OF SEATTLE TO SPONSOR CLASSICAL MUSIC TOURS IN EASTERN AND WESTERN WASHINGTON COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS

LMC’s 2017 Frances Walton Competition Solo Winners to Present Six Free Concerts
September 10-14 in Yakima, Chelan, Omak, Raymond, Sekiu and Ferndale

 

Competition winners include Xiao Chen, piano; Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin; Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet; and Hannah Leffler, flute

Seattle, WA — August 23, 2017 — Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) will present six FREE public concerts in Eastern and Western Washington to showcase the musical talents of the winners from its recent 2017 Frances Walton Competition that was held in Seattle. Competition winners, ages 20-35 from all over the world, include Xiao Chen, piano; Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin; Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet; and Hannah Leffler, flute. The international artists will present six FREE classical music concerts plus school visits in communities that have limited access to live classical music. LMC has sponsored these popular, educational state tours since 1990. The artists will be featured on Classical KING FM 98.1 NW Focus Live on September 8 and 15 at 8:00 p.m.

EASTERN WASHINGTON TOUR

Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin
Xiao Chen, piano

Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Englewood Christian Church, Yakima

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Chelan Lutheran Church, Chelan

Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Omak

WESTERN WASHINGTON TOUR

Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet
Hannah Leffler, flute

Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Raymond Theatre, Raymond

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Sekiu Center, 42 Rice St., Sekiu

Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, Ferndale

ARTISTS ON CLASSICAL KING FM 98.1:

Classical KING FM 98.1’s NW Focus Live host Sean MacLean will interview the winners and each will perform live on air:

Friday, September 8, at 8:00 p.m. in the KING FM studio

Xiao Chen, piano, and Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin, with collaborative pianist James Lent

Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bloedel Reserve

Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet, and Hannah Leffler, flute, with collaborative pianist Jinshil Yi

 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION WINNERS AND STATE PERFORMERS:

XENIA DEVIATKINA-LOH, Violin

Los Angeles, California, (born in Australia)
University of Southern California/Los Angeles, Master of Music (in progress)
Royal Academy of Music/London, Master of Arts

 

XIAO CHEN, Piano

Los Angeles, California (born in China)
University of California/Los Angeles, Doctor of Musical Arts
The Juilliard School, Master of Music
Bard College Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Bard College, Bachelor of Arts in Language and Literature

YASMINA SPIEGELBERG, Clarinet

Los Angeles, California (born in Switzerland)
USC Thornton School of Music (CA), Graduate Certificate in Performance of Music, Artist Diploma, in progress
Norwegian State Academy of Music (Oslo, NO), Master of Music
Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bachelor of Music
Academy of Music of Lausanne (Switzerland), Bachelor of Arts in Music

 

HANNAH LEFFLER, Flute

Denton, Texas
University of North Texas, Doctor of Musical Arts (in progress)
University of Northern Iowa, Master of Music
Oklahoma City University, Bachelor of Music

LMC’s mission is to foster classical music through education, performance and awards. For more information on Ladies Musical Club’s free community concerts, programs in schools and the Frances Walton Competition, visit LMC’s website at www.lmcseattle.org; “Like” Ladies Musical Club of Seattle on Facebook; and follow LMC on Instagram.

–All programs, artists and dates subject to change–

Support for the Ladies Musical Club is provided by 4Culture and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

Media sponsorship is provided by Classical KING FM 98.1.

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August 23, 2017

LMC 2017 Competition Winners to Perform in Eastern and Western WA Sept 10-14-

Enjoy a Summer-fun, FREE “Concert in the Park

Enjoy a Summer-fun, FREE “Concert in the Park”

on Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m.

At Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center Theater

Ladies Musical Club is one of the top 14 best free events in Seattle—Lonely Planet

Seattle, WA – June 9, 2017 –On Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m., Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center Theater will open its huge “garage-style” doors to the outside for a FREE “Concert in the Park” featuring the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) musicians and their guest artists. The Crossroads Community Center Theater is located at 16000 N. E. 10th Street, Bellevue, Washington. In addition to four lively pieces for viola and piano, audience members will enjoy several popular and timeless songs from operas by Mozart, Menotti and more in a delightful setting of light costumes and staging. This is the last of LMC’s 50+ free performances during its 2016-2017 season, one that celebrated the nonprofit organization’s 125th anniversary. The 2017-2018 season of free performances at multiple metro-Seattle venues will resume in October.

The program and artists for the June 30 concert at Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center Theater can be found here: http://lmcseattle.org/event/free-concert-park-crossroads/?instance_id=120

 

For more information about the mission of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, public concert performance schedule, mailing list and donation options, visit www.lmcseattle.org. Ladies Musical Club of Seattle also may be found on Facebook.

–All programs, artists and dates subject to change–

Support for the 2016–2017 Season is provided by Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and 4Culture

2016–2017 Season Media Sponsor is Classical KING FM 98.1

 

2017 Frances Walton Finals Competition on Saturday, June 3

TOP WESTERN U.S. CLASSICAL MUSIC ARTISTS, AGES 20-35,

TO COMPETE FOR CASH AWARDS AT

LMC’S 2017 FRANCES WALTON COMPETITION

ON SATURDAY, JUNE 3 IN SEATTLE

NEW VENUE THIS YEAR – MAGNOLIA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2414 31st Avenue W, Seattle

 The public is welcome to attend the free day-long competition

and the 7:30 p.m. winners’ concert at Magnolia Lutheran Church

 

Seattle, WA — Wednesday, May 10, 2017 — Top aspiring classical music artists, living, working or studying in 19 western states, will compete for cash-award prizes at the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) 29th annual Frances Walton Competition on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at a NEW VENUE, Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Avenue W, Seattle, WA. The 15 final competitors of piano, voice, strings and wind instruments are between the ages of 20 and 35. They will compete for 4 solo-winner spots from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all four winners will perform a free concert that evening at 7:30 p.m. for the public. The day-long competition, featuring fifteen 20-minute recitals, is also free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend this family-friendly day of music. Free parking is available on the public streets or in the LDS parking lot across the street.

 

The 2017 Competition will feature artists who studied at The Juilliard School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, University of Minnesota, Guildhall School of Music, Saratov State Conservatory, University of Southern California, Royal Academy of Music/London, Colburn Conservatory, University of Washington, Bard Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, University of North Texas, Western Washington University, Norwegian State Academy of Music, Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Academy of Music of Lausanne/Switzerland, among others. Many have earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

 

Joining competitors from Switzerland, Australia, Korea, Russia, China and six western U.S. states, are local musicians from Seattle, Kenmore, Gig Harbor and Tacoma. The artists will be performing on the piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone and guitar. Soprano and alto vocalists also will be competing. Competitors’ cities of residence, schools of study and performance schedule on June 3 follows.

In September 2017, the competition winners will take part in two LMC-hosted statewide outreach tours, visiting Washington state communities underserved by classical music. While on tour, the musicians will present public concerts, school assembly performances and master classes. The 2017 Frances Walton Competition and Tours are organized by members of the Frances Walton Competition Committee, chaired by LMC trustee Gail Perstein. To fund this educational and career-supporting opportunity for classical musicians, please visit LMC’s website at lmcseattle.org and click on the “donate” button.

Previous Frances Walton Competition winners include: renowned soprano Heidi Grant Murphy (in 1987), who is in demand by worldwide opera companies and symphony orchestras; award-winning soprano Anne-Carolyn Bird (in 2003), who made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the 2006-2007 season; violist Mara Gearman (in 2003), a member of the Seattle Symphony; pianist Natalya Ageyeva (in 2002), founder and artistic director of the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle; guitarist Hilary Field (in 1993) featured in the March 2017 Classical Guitar magazine; and cellist Darrett Adkins (in 1993), currently on the faculty at both Oberlin and Juilliard schools of music, to name a few.

 

About Ladies Musical Club

Seattle’s oldest cultural organization, Ladies Musical Club, was founded in 1891 by a group of 24 women musicians. Its original mission was to foster an appreciation of classical music in the cultural life of the city. Artist performers hosted for more than a century by LMC make up a Who’s Who list of classical music stars. These include such luminaries as Sergei Rachmaninoff, Geraldine Farrar, Fritz Kreisler, Marian Anderson, Artur Schnabel, Igor Stravinsky, Isaac Stern, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Canadian Brass, Emanuel Ax, Beaux Arts Trio, and many more. See the entire list from 1900-1995. Celebrating its Quasquicentennial (125th anniversary) in 2016, Ladies Musical Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, consisting of 150 intrepid women. LMC’s mission is to foster classical music through education, performance and awards.

 

For more information, visit LMC’s new website at lmcseattle.org.; and “Like” Ladies Musical Club of Seattle on Facebook.

 

–All programs, artists and dates subject to change–

 

Support for the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle’s 2016-2017 season is provided by

Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture

4Culture

2016–2017 Season Media Sponsor is Classical KING FM 98.1

 

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Media Contact (do not publish)

Media requests for photos, interviews and photos relating to Ladies Musical Club and performing artists are welcome.

Mary G. Langholz/LMC communications consultant

Email: vote4arts@outlook.com

 

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May 10, 2017

 
Ladies Musical Club of Seattle

FRANCES WALTON COMPETITION

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Magnolia Lutheran Church

2414 31st Avenue W

Seattle, WA 98199

 

7:30 p.m. – Competition Winners’ Concert – FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Each of the four final solo winners will be featured.
The following schedule is also available on LMC’s website at www.lmcseattle.org.

2017 FRANCES WALTON COMPETITION FINALISTS

Each artist will perform for 20-minutes.

9:30 a.m.

JONATHAN MORRIS, 25

Piano

Boulder, Colorado

University of Colorado Boulder College of Music, (2016-present): Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance  Guildhall School of Music and Drama: (2014-2016): Master of Music/MPerf in Piano Performance; Degree classification, with Distinction
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 2010-2014: Bachelor of Music (Honors) in Piano Performance; Degree classification, First Class Honours

 

9:559:55 a.m.

CARLOS GARDELS, 29

Piano

South Pasadena, California

Indiana University: Master of Music 2009-2011
Manhattan School of Music: Bachelor of Music 2005-2009

 

10:20 a.m.

ADAM SEARS, 23

Piano

Missoula, Montana

University of Montana; Undergraduate 2011-2015, Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
University of Montana; Graduate 2015 to present, completing a Master of Music in Piano Performance

 

10:45 a.m.Top of Form
ANDREI ANDREEV, 30

Piano

Eugene, Oregon

Saratov State Conservatory 2007-2013 Master of Music in Piano Performance.
University of Oregon 2015 – current. Second Master of Music in Piano Performance.

 

11:10 a.m.Top of Form
XIAO CHEN, 28

Piano

Los Angeles, California

University of California, Los Angeles: 2014–2017 (expected) • Doctor of Musical Arts, Piano Performance

The Juilliard School, 2012–2014: Master of Music, Piano Performance

Bard College/Bard Conservatory of Music, 2007-2012: Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance

Bard Conservatory of Music: Bachelor of Arts, Language and Literature

Bard College Middle School, Attached to Beijing Central Conservatory Music School, 2001-2007

 

11:3511:35 a.m.
XENIA DEVIATKINA-LOH, 26

Violin

Burwood, New South Wales, Australia; Los Angeles, California

UCLA, 2015-2017: Master of Music
Royal Academy of Music, London, 2013-2015: Master of Arts
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, 2009-2012

 

12:40 p.m.

YOUNA CHOI, 24

Cello

Seoul, Korea; Los Angeles, California

Colburn Conservatory: 2016 Artist Diploma
Curtis Institute of Music: 2011 Bachelor of Music

Bottom of Form

Top of Form
1:05 p.m.

NATHAN WHITTAKER, 35

Cello

Seattle, Washington

Indiana University: Bachelor of Music
Indiana University: Master of Music
University of Washington: Doctor of Musical Arts
1:30 p.m.

BYUN BOKYUNG, 22

Guitar

Los Angeles, California

The Juilliard School, 2011-2015: Bachelor of Music
The Juilliard School, 2015-2016: Master of Music
University of Southern California, 2016-2019: Doctor of Musical Arts

 

1:55 p.m.1:55 p.m.

HANNAH LEFFLER, 29

Flute

Denton, Texas

Oklahoma City University, 2005-2009: Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance
University of Northern Iowa, 2009-2011: Master of Music in Flute Performance
University of North Texas: Doctorate of Musical Arts in Flute Performance, 2014-present (In Progress)

Top of Form
2:20 p.m.

YASMINA SPIEGELBERG, 28

Clarinet

Bavois, Vaud, Switzerland; Los Angeles, California

USC Thornton School of Music (CA), 2015-2017: Graduate Certificate in Performance of Music. 2017-2019 Artist Diploma
Norwegian State Academy of Music (Oslo, NO), 2013-2016: Master of Music
Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2010- 2013: Bachelor of Music
Academy of Music of Lausanne (Switzerland), 2007- 2010: Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Top of Form

 

2:55 p.m.

ROBERT WAKELEY, 27

Flute

Kenmore, Washington

University of Minnesota, 2016-present: Doctor of Musical Arts – Flute Performance (in progress)
University of Oregon, 2014-2016: Master of Music – Flute Performance
Carleton College, 2008-2012: Bachelor of Arts – Music

 

3:20 p.m.

Soren Hamm, 27

Saxophone
Tacoma, Washington; Bowling Green, Ohio

Bowling Green State University, 2016-2018: Master of Music Saxophone Performance
Western Washington University, 2013-2015: post-baccalaureate study in music education
University of Oregon, 2008-2012: Bachelor of Music Saxophone Performance

 

3:45 p.m.

ALYSSA WILLS, 27

Soprano

Westminster, California

University of Southern California, 2015-2016: Graduate Certificate Candidate
University of Southern California, 2013-2015: Master of Music Vocal Arts
California State University Long Beach, 2009-2012: Bachelor of Music Vocal Performance

Top of Form

 

4:10 P.M.

Rachelle Moss, 27

Alto

Gig Harbor, Washington

University of North Texas, 2012-2014: Master of Music Vocal Pedagogy and Performance
University of North Texas, 2009-2012: Bachelor of Music, Music History and Lit./ German minor