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View highlights from the 2018 Frances Walton Competition’s Puget Sound Tour

The ensemble winner from the 2018 Frances Walton Competition was the Zēlos Quartet, with Julian Salazar on soprano saxophone, Johnny Selmer on alto saxophone, Robin Lacey on tenor saxophone, and David Cortez on baritone saxophone.

The Zēlos Quartet toured the Puget Sound, making stops in Kenmore, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle. And, they made a great video documenting the trip, with snippets of the performances and a more “behind-the-scenes” look at life on tour. Congratulations to the Zēlos Quartet and the other winners of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition!

Fall 2018 Performing Member Auditions to be held on Saturday, October 27.

LMC member auditions to be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 4 PM at Queen Anne Christian Church

Ladies Musical Club (LMC) members participate in a wide variety of rewarding music activities and collaborations with other women of similar interests. Join us in growing our presence and influence in the community. LMC membership is open to music and fine-arts advocates as well as actively performing musicians. In addition to our outreach programs, LMC promotes music among its members through interest groups, master classes, special events, professional networking and community building. All ages are welcome!

Applying for membership

Performing and At-Large membership is by invitation of the Board of Trustees, based on audition or résumé review. Annual dues are $110 for both At-large and Performing Members over age 32.  Members who are age 32 and under pay $90 per year. Dues for members accepted during the winter/spring auditions will be half the annual rate. There is a non-refundable $25 application fee, which will be applied to the annual dues for successful applicants. To apply:

Download the LMC application for membership (PDF).
Complete the application. Save and place your name where indicated in the file name.
Email the completed application to our membership committee.
Applicants can email the LMC membership committee at membership@lmcseattle.org with any questions that are not answered on the website, or if the application process cannot be completed.

LMC Member-musician auditions

LMC Performing Member auditions will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle. Please have your application in by October 13, 2018. An application received after this date may still be considered if the audition schedule permits. If not, the application will remain active for the Spring LMC Auditions.

Applicants wishing to be accepted as a performing member have two options: audition either as a solo performer or as a collaborative/ensemble performer. In either case, the applicant shall prepare three pieces in contrasting styles, for a total of about 15 minutes of music. Music does not have to be memorized. Other requirements for specific instruments and for singers are:

Pianists wishing to audition as accompanists, but not as solo pianists, should bring a collaborator to the audition. This may be a current collaborator or LMC may be able to find a current LMC member for this purpose. If a collaborator is needed, the applicant shall notify LMC with enough time to find someone, and for the applicant to be thoroughly rehearsed by the day of the audition.

Pianists desiring to perform both as soloists and accompanists should plan to complete an audition for each category. In this case, please submit only one application and fee.

Singers should prepare songs in three different languages. At least two of the selections should be art songs, as LMC primarily presents recitals.

Applicants wishing to audition as an ensemble-only performer, please indicate this on the application. We would strongly prefer to hear the audition with a collaborator. If you have questions about this, please contact LMC at membership@lmcseattle.org.

More information about the benefits of membership

LMC’s 2018 Frances Walton Competition Winners to Present Free Concerts

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

LMC’s 2018 Frances Walton Competition Solo Winners to Present Free Concerts

August 23, 2018 — Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) will present FREE public concerts in Eastern and Western Washington to showcase the musical talents of the winners from its recent 2018 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.

EASTERN WASHINGTON TOUR

Steven Jay Lerman, guitar and Yibing Zhang, piano
2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Englewood Christian Church, 511 N 44th Ave, Yakima, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at Lake Chelan Lutheran Church, 216 W. Nixon Ave., Chelan, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at Omak Performing Arts Center, 20 South Cedar, Omak, WA 98841. Click for directions.

WESTERN WASHINGTON TOUR

Artem Kuznetsov, piano; Soren Hamm, saxophone; and Asta Vaicekonis, collaborative pianist
2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Raymond Theatre, 323 Third Street, Raymond, WA. Click for directions.
7:45 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Sekiu Center, 42 Rice St., Sekiu, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Nooksack Valley High School Performing Arts Center, 3326 E. Badger Rd., Everson, WA 98247. Click for directions.

PUGET SOUND TOUR

Zelos Saxophone Quartet
1:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore, WA. Click for directions.
7:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Click for directions.
12:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Seattle Central Library – Microsoft Auditorium. Click for directions.

ARTISTS ON CLASSICAL KING FM 98.1

The Zelos Saxophone Quartet, winner of the ensemble division of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition will perform live and be interviewed by Sean MacLean on Northwest Focus Live on Classical KING FM, September 14 at 8pm.

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.

Announcing the 2018 Frances Walton Competition Winners

Below are the winners in the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle’s 2018 Frances Walton Competition. Judges for the competition were Kevin Krentz, cello (past award winner); Sean Osborn, clarinet; Patrick Roulet, marimba/percussion; and Robert Swan, piano. The annual event was held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Magnolia Lutheran Church in Seattle. The winners performed a fantastic free community concert at 7:30pm.

Classical music tours in eastern and western Washington communities and schools featuring the winners of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition were scheduled in September 2018. Solo winners of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition Artem Kuznetsov and Soren Hamm performed in the towns of Everson, Sekiu and Raymond as part of the west leg of statewide tour. Solo winners Steven Jay Lerman and Yibing Zhang performed in Omak, Chelan and Yakima as part of the east leg of statewide tour. The Zēlos Saxophone Quartet performed during the Puget Sound Tour of the Frances Walton Competition.

solo winners:

Soren Hamm, Saxophone

Artem Kuznetsov, Piano

Yibing Zhang, Piano

Steven Jay Lerman, Guitar

Ensemble winner:

Zēlos Saxophone Quartet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternate solo winners:
Justin Douté, Marimba
Tzu-Ting Wang, Clarinet

Alternate ensemble winner:
Trio Petrichor – Piano, Violin, Cello

2018-2019 Board of Trustees

President Candice Chin
Treasurer Karen Smith
VP, Membership Meg Daly
Trustee, Frances Walton Competition and Tour Gail Perstein
Trustee, Music in Schools Katherine Smith
Trustee, Public Concerts Regina Thomas
Trustee, Archives Whitney Henderson
Trustees, At-Large Sabine Endrigkeit, Vicki White Miltun, Bethany Pho, Christine Menschner, Nicole Truesdell