The LMC is excited to announce the launch of its new Digital Archives, featuring digitized historical documents from the LMC’s extensive archival collection. The current, comprehensive showcase of the collection is the LMC’s Members’ Books, which provide a snapshot of the LMC’s activities in a given year. Find the new LMC Digital Archives in the History Section of the LMC’s website, or click the link above. Documents will be added as they are scanned, so check back for more content soon!
Thank you to our generous private donors and to 4Culture for making it possible for us to bring a piece of our history to the greater community!
The LMC was recently featured in an article by Town Hall‘s Jonathan Shipley. The weekly blog – called “What Are People Doing?” – highlights historical articles from The Town Crier, an arts magazine published in Seattle from 1910 through 1938. As one of the leading musical organizations of the time, the LMC appeared frequently in the Town Crier. Shipley’s article highlights a concert that was presented by the LMC featuring soprano Anna Fitziu and bass Andres de Segurola in a joint concert on October 7th, 1918. Check out the full October 5th “What Are People Doing” post and other fun blast-from-the-past Town Crier highlights in The Town Hall Seattle Blog.
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!