News

Introducing LMC Virtual Concerts

LMC is going virtual! Kick off your weekend with an LMC happy hour concert: Fridays at 5 p.m. Enjoy these appetizing half-hour programs from the comfort and safety of your own home.

  • Nov 6, 5pm – Bite-sized Britannia – Featuring Vicki Boeckman (recorder) and Joan Lundquist (piano), Ann Rackl (violin) and Selina Chu (piano) performing music by Lennox Berkeley and Sir Edward Elgar
  • Nov 13, 5pm – Taste of the Americas – Featuring Vicki Boeckman (recorder), Emily Riesser (soprano) and Joan Lundquist (piano) performing works by Astor Piazzolla and Samuel Barber.
  • Nov 20, 5pm – A Musical Journey: Upper Rhineland to Vienna – Featuring Angie Kam (violin), Vicki Boeckman (recorder) with Joan Lundquist (piano), Regina Thomas (soprano),  Ann Rackl (violin) with Selina Chu (piano) performing music by Max Reger, Hans Ulrich Staeps, Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert.
  • Dec 4, 5pm – LMC Composer Spotlight – Program TBA
  • Dec 11, 5pm – Brittannia, The Second– Featuring Sharon Jung (oboe) and Mike Dodaro (baritone) with Joan Lundquist (piano) performing music by Benjamin Britten and Roger Quilter.
  • Dec 18, 5pm  – Italian Songs of Love and Loss – Featuring Regina Thomas (soprano), Diane Althaus (soprano) and Mike Dodaro (baritone) with Joan Lundquist (piano) performing works by Giacchino Rossini, Stefano Donaudy, Gaetano Donizetti and Giuseppe Verdi.
  • January 8, 5pm – Art of Piano: Masters of  Salon Concert Music– Featuring Molly Forde, Valentina Rodov and Karin McCullough performing the works of François Couperin, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin and Johannes Brahms.
  • January 15, 5pm – Full of Hot Air: A Woodwind Extravaganza – Featuring Sharon Jung (oboe), Vicki Boeckman (recorder) and Julie and Eric Shankland (clarinet/bassoon duo) performing the works of Telemann, Bach and more.
  • January 22, 5pm – Music of Spain and South America – Featuring Diane Althaus (soprano) with Joan Lundquist (piano) and Karin McCullough (piano)
  • January 29, 5pm  – Potpourri: A little bit of this and a little bit of that! Program TBA
With generous support from Seattle’s
Office of Arts & Culture

Now Hiring: Social Media Specialist with Videographer Skills

The LMC’s most visible face is our Public Concert Series that offers over 50 free classical music concerts from October through May by LMC member-musicians and guests throughout Seattle and the Eastside. This year, we are expecting that many of our concerts will be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In response, we are hiring a contract employee who can be both a Social Media Specialist and a Videographer who video records and edits our members’ performances and creates a weekly online concert series to be broadcast on our social media channels.

In addition to creating videos for an online concert series, our Social Media Specialist will be in charge of our general social media postings. These postings feature club events, spotlight members’ achievements and let our audiences know interesting historical information from our archives.

Initially, we plan to contract with our Social Media Specialist/Videographer for 3 months at 10-12 hours/week with the possibility of extending the contract through May 2021 or beyond. We have secured a hall to record our performances and our intention is to have our hire (you) record performances two days per month and then have our hire (you) edit and post the videos on a weekly basis.

As this is a newly created position, we will need our Social Media Specialist/Videographer to put methods and procedures in place for recording and posting prior to the fall season.

Further information can be found here: Social Media Specialist[4130].

Statement of Support

We at the LMC acknowledge the recent and ongoing events in our community. We stand against racism and abuses of power. 

As musicians, we like to make sounds. But as music lovers, we also strive to be equally good listeners. We will continue to listen to conversations in the community and respond to its changing and emergent needs. After all, we believe in music’s ability to bring diverse people together, to build an inclusive community, and to give equitable voice to its makers. We remain committed to our work of offering music and education programs to people of all ages and diverse backgrounds throughout the community.

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 for the remainder of the season.

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 entering our competition.

I hope you will all remain healthy!

Best wishes,

Kate Smith
President
Ladies Musical Club