Ladies Musical Club of Seattle http://lmcseattle.org Fostering classical music in the community through education, performance, and awards. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:37:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 107071988 2014 Frances Walton Winner featured on Classical King FM 98.1 http://lmcseattle.org/2014-frances-walton-winner-featured-classical-king-fm-98-1/ Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:34:05 +0000 http://lmcseattle.org/?p=1553 Aaron Conitz, violist, is a dynamic performer and thoughtful musician. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and the National Repertory Orchestra, and as a collaborative artist in the Archipelago Collective (San Jaun Island, WA), Aspen Art Museum Summer Series, Arts Renaissance Tremont, and Aspen Music Festival. Conitz has performed alongside acclaimed musicians such as Darrett […]

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Aaron Conitz, violist, is a dynamic performer and thoughtful musician. He has appeared as a featured soloist with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and the National Repertory Orchestra, and as a collaborative artist in the Archipelago Collective (San Jaun Island, WA), Aspen Art Museum Summer Series, Arts Renaissance Tremont, and Aspen Music Festival. Conitz has performed alongside acclaimed musicians such as Darrett Adkins, Elaine Douvas, Victoria Chiang, and Paul Kantor. Aaron is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Frances Walton Competition (Ladies Musical Club of Seattle), Susan and Ford Schumann Fellowship (Aspen Contemporary Ensemble), and the prestigious New Horizons Fellowship. As an orchestral musician, Conitz has served as principal violist with the National Repertory Orchestra, appeared with the Hawai’i Symphony, Seattle Opera, Spoleto Festival Orchestra (USA), Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined, the Canton Symphony, and in over twenty concerts with the Seattle Symphony.

Aaron began his musical instruction at the age of four and has studied with James Dunham, Robert Vernon, Lynne Ramsey, Jeffrey Irvine, Jean Sulem, and Edward Seferian. In addition, Conitz has participated in master classes with Antoine Tamestit, Masao Kawasaki, and Steven Tenenbom. He received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and is currently a Candidate for the degree Doctor of Musical Arts at Rice University.

Aaron Conitz, viola  was a 2014 Frances Walton competition winner. He was featured on the Classical King FM 98.1 program NW Focus with host Sean MacLean in March of 2017

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LMC Adds 10 More Performances to its 2017–2018 Season of Free Public Concerts Throughout Metro-Seattle http://lmcseattle.org/lmc-adds-10-performances-2017-2018-season-free-public-concerts-throughout-metro-seattle/ Thu, 14 Sep 2017 02:11:23 +0000 http://lmcseattle.org/?p=1544 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 […]

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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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Mary G. Langholz, LMC communications consultant:
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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.

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LMC’s 2017 Frances Walton Competition Solo Winners to Present Six Free Concerts http://lmcseattle.org/lmcs-2017-frances-walton-competition-solo-winners-present-six-free-concerts/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 19:38:56 +0000 http://lmcseattle.org/?p=1529 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 […]

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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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Release #1718-2

August 23, 2017

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

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Hannah Leffler, flute joins the 2017 LMC Award tour http://lmcseattle.org/hannah-leffler-flute-joins-2017-lmc-award-tour/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:26:48 +0000 http://lmcseattle.org/?p=1516 Following the withdrawal of guitarist,  Bokyung Byun, guitar, FWC alternate Hannah Leffler, flute has been named as our newest Frances Walton Competition and Award Tour recipient.  She will join our other winners in September on the Award tour Washington schools. Welcome aboard, Hannah! The 2017 FWC Award Tour Team Hannah Leffler, flute XIAO CHEN, PIANO XENIA DEVIATKINA-LOH, […]

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Following the withdrawal of guitarist,  Bokyung Byun, guitar, FWC alternate Hannah Leffler, flute has been named as our newest Frances Walton Competition and Award Tour recipient.  She will join our other winners in September on the Award tour Washington schools. Welcome aboard, Hannah!

The 2017 FWC Award Tour Team

Hannah Leffler, flute

XIAO CHEN, PIANO

XENIA DEVIATKINA-LOH, VIOLIN

YASMINA SPIEGELBERG, CLARINET.

 

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Announcing the 2017 Frances Walton Competition Winners http://lmcseattle.org/announcing-2017-frances-walton-competition-winners/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:10:47 +0000 http://lmcseattle.org/?p=1398 The four final winners of cash awards in today’s Ladies Musical Club’s 2017 Frances Walton Competition, pose below with Ms. Walton, cellist and longtime member of the club. Adjudicators included pianist Natalya Ageyeva, baritone Barry Johnson, clarinetist Frank Kowalsky and violinist Ilkka Talvi. The annual event was held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Magnolia […]

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The four final winners of cash awards in today’s Ladies Musical Club’s 2017 Frances Walton Competition, pose below with Ms. Walton, cellist and longtime member of the club. Adjudicators included pianist Natalya Ageyeva, baritone Barry Johnson, clarinetist Frank Kowalsky and violinist Ilkka Talvi. The annual event was held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Magnolia Lutheran Church in Seattle. The winners performed a fantastic free community concert at 7:30pm.

From Left to Right:

Bokyung Byun, guitar

Xiao Chen, piano

Competition founder Frances Walton

Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, violin

Yasmina Spiegelberg, clarinet.

 

 

 

 

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