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COVID-19 & LMC Concerts and Events

Dear Members:

LMC is closely monitoring the developing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) within King County. While most cases are considered mild and people in good health appear to fully recover, we are learning more each day. The well-being of our entire community is our highest priority and we are following guidance from the CDC and the Washington Department of Health to keep everyone safe and healthy.

The annual LMC Luncheon has been canceled, along with all concerts scheduled for March, April, and the first part of May.

The Governor of the State of Washington has banned all gatherings of more than 250 people in King County, where the Frances Walton Competition is held.  Due to this, and the news that at least one university in the country has put travel restrictions on Seattle/King County, we must cancel this year’s Frances Walton Competition.  All people who have completed their applications will receive a full refund of their application fee.  Thank you for entering or considering entered our competition, and stay healthy

I hope you will all remain healthy!

Best wishes,

Kate Smith
President
Ladies Musical Club

2018-2019 Annual Financial Report and the Year in Review

Dear Members and Friends of LMC:

This year we celebrated 128 years of LMC’s presence in the Seattle musical community. LMC is fortunate to have an incredible roster of volunteers and friends such as you who continue to support our mission through free public concerts, Music in Schools and the Frances Walton Competition. Together, we make a real difference in music and the arts in our community.

This year has seen exceptionally creative member programming, including our composer’s concert, an outgrowth of our newly formed composition group. We were aided in our knowledge of LMC’s past composition groups by LMC’s member, professional historian, Whitney Henderson. Under her guidance, archival photos, member books and programs have all been scanned online with the goal of making all of our materials available to special collections and the public at large. Outreach to new venues and collaborations continues as our talented members keep our current programs relevant to our public.

As we start our 129th year, we remain grateful to our members, volunteers and supporters whose impact has made a difference in our programs.

Thank you,

Kate Smith

2019-2020 President

2018-2019 Annual Report

New Concert Dates Announced – 2019 Frances Walton Winners

Diana Yusupov, cello

In September, audiences will have the chance to enjoy several more FREE concerts held in venues located in various parts of Washington State. The programs feature solo and ensemble competition winners of the 2019 Frances Walton Competition, sponsored by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. Bring the whole family and inspire your young, budding musicians!

Solo pianist Yukino Miyake and solo cellist Diana Yusupov will display the extraordinary musical skills that helped them win this prestigious competition in concerts that will take place in Raymond, Sekiu, and one more venue, TBA. They will be joined by collaborative pianist Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua.

Yukino Miyake, piano

2:00 P.M., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
Raymond Theatre
323 Third Street, Raymond, WA

7:45 P.M., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
Sekiu Center
42 Rice St., Sekiu, WA

Third concert TBA

Audiences will also have three opportunities to hear first-class chamber music by the 2019 ensemble winners, the virtuosic Golden Bear Trio, formed in 2018. The members are not only accomplished chamber musicians and soloists, but also fellow students at UC Berkeley. Their studies include music, molecular and cell biology, architecture, and statistics. The trio is coached by Leighton Fong.  Jolie Huang (piano) is working on BA degrees in science and music.  Billy Fang (violin) has a BA in math from Princeton and is working on a PhD in Statistics.  Emiel Cockx (cello) is from Leuven, Belgium, and studied Civil Engineering Architecture at KU Leuven. He is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Architecture.

Left to Right: Emiel Cockx (cello), Jolie Huang (piano), and Billy Fang (violin)

2:00 P.M., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
Englewood Christian Church
511 N. 44th Ave., Yakima, WA 98908

7:00 P.M. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Lake Chelan Lutheran Church
216 W. Nixon Ave., Chelan, WA

7:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
Performing Arts Center
20 South Cedar Street, Omak, WA

Three Chances to Attend Concert Featuring Frances Walton Competition Winners

Enjoy a FREE concert featuring two winners of the 2019 Frances Walton Competition sponsored by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. The concert will be repeated twice on September 8th, at 1 pm in Kenmore, WA, and at 7 pm in Kingston, WA. The Seattle concert will take place at noon on September 10th. Pianist, Minsun Kim and clarinetist, Ling Hang will display the extraordinary musical skills that helped them win the prestigious Frances Walton Competition. Collaborative pianist, Asta Vaicekonis will join Ling (Holly) Hang. Bring the whole family and inspire your young, budding musicians!

Minsun Kim, piano
Ling (Holly) Hang, clarinet
With Asta Vaicekonis, collaborative pianist

Holly Hang

Minsun Kim

Sunday, September 8th
1:00 PM
Church of the Redeemer
6211 NE 182nd St.
Kenmore, WA 98028

Sunday, September 8th
7:00 PM
Village Green Community Center
26159 Dulay Rd. NE
Kingston, WA 98346

Tuesday, September 10th
12:00 PM
Seattle Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104