LMC’s 2021 – 2022 Public Concerts Season Kicks Off October 15th

SEATTLE, Washington – October 2021 — With a mix of livestream and pre-recorded concerts, LMC’s 2021 – 2022 Public Concerts Series begins Friday, October 15th. 

Regina Thomas, Public Concerts Chair, announced details of this upcoming season in a video posted on LMC’s Facebook on October 5th. She notes that: “We are taking our virtual season to the next level this year…we are adding livestream concerts for the first time to our schedule.” The season kickoff weekend will feature two livestreamed concerts, the first on Friday, October 15th at 7:30pm and the second on Saturday October 16th at 2:00pm. Stream these concerts through LMC’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LMCSeattle/videos/

To watch Thomas’s full announcement, visit https://www.facebook.com/LMCSeattle/videos/168669225439773/ .

For the LMC’s full fall concert schedule, see the LMC’s Concert Calendar here: https://lmcseattle.org/concerts-events/public-concerts/

We look forward to watching with you all!

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.

LMC Launches New Digital Archives

The LMC is excited to announce the launch of its new Digital Archives, featuring digitized historical documents from the LMC’s extensive archival collection.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!

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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.

LMC KICKS OFF 2018 WITH SEVEN FREE CONCERTS

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LMC KICKS OFF 2018 WITH SEVEN FREE CONCERTS

FEATURING MUSIC BY RACHMANINOFF, CHOPIN, BARBER, HANDEL, GLUCK, GRANADOS, RAVEL & MORE.

LMC Competition Namesake Frances Walton to Perform  with 2015 Competition Winner Sophie Baird-Daniel at Music Center of the Northwest on January 20   

Ladies Musical Club is one of the top 14 best free events in Seattle.Lonely Planet

Seattle, WA – December 11, 2017  – Ladies Musical Club of Seattle (LMC) will kick off the month of January 2018 with seven free concerts that feature music by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Ravel, Granados, Barber, and opera selections by Handel and Gluck. All performances are free, and most are one-hour in length. LMC season venue addresses and January programs are listed below. A full, detailed repertoire may be found on the LMC website at www.lmcseattle.org.

Frances Walton, cello, and namesake of LMC’s annual Competition, will perform in a 90-minute program titled “The Music of Maurice Ravel,” that includes his Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet with 2015 Frances Walton Competition winner and guest artist Sophie Baird-Daniel, harp, on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Center of the Northwest. Sopranos Beth Ann Bonnecroy and Malya Muth will perform solo recitals respectively at Seattle Art Museum in the Plestcheeff Auditorium on Thursday, January 4 at 12:00 p.m. and at the Frye Art Museum on Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m. Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Op. 24, arranged for Clarice Warrick, soprano and Lucy Wenger, plus a four-hands popular program by pianists Risa Jun and Yelena Balabanova (guest artist) will be presented Seattle Central Public Library on Wednesday, January 10 at 12:00 p.m. Bellevue’s Crossroads Community Center will be treated to a program of Spanish music by pianist Karin McCullough and Diane Althaus, soprano, will pair up with guest guitarist Lucas Victor on Thursday, January 11 at 1:00 p.m.  Opera lovers will cherish LMC Opera presentations of Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera on Sunday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the West Seattle Library and repeated at South Lake Union’s Mirabella on Sunday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m.

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 of the 20th century such as: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fritz Kreisler, Ascham 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, to name a few. See the entire list. Although no longer presenting international artists, LMC continues to foster classical music in the community through education, performance and competition 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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Media Contact (do not publish) Media requests for photos, interviews and other press items relating to Ladies Musical Club and performing artists are welcome. Mary Langholz, LMC communications consultant: vote4arts (at) outlook.com                     Release #1718-6 December 11, 2017

LMC 2017–2018 SEASON 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

JANUARY 2018 FREE PUBLIC CONCERT SERIES
All concerts are FREE and most are approximately one-hour long.
Current program details are available at www.lmcseattle.org (Public Concert Series)

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave, Seattle
January 4 at 12:00 p.m.
Music for soprano by Rorem, Chausson, Handel and Music for Oboe by Lombardo, Erwazen
Beth Ann Bonnecroy, soprano, and Asta Vaicekonis, pianoGail Perstein, oboe, and Asta Vaicekonis, piano

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave, Seattle
January 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Vocal music by Strauss and Rachmaninoff, and Piano Recital
Malya Muth, soprano, and Johanna Mastenbrook, pianoLucy Wenger, piano

Seattle Public Library/Central Branch
1000 Fourth Ave, Seattle
January 10 at 12:00 p.m.

Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and Duets for Piano 4 hands
Clarice Warrick, soprano, and Lucy Wenger, piano
Risa Jun, piano, and Yelena Balbanova (guest artist), piano

Crossroads Community Center/Theater
16000 N. E. 10th Street, Bellevue
January 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Spanish Music for Solo Piano, Guitar and Voice
Diane Althaus, soprano, and Lucas Victor (guest artist), guitar
Karin McCullough, piano

West Seattle Public Library
2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle
January 14 at 3:00 p.m.
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera
Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone
Denná Good-Mojab and Heather Mullin, sopranos
Katie Stevenson and Brittany Walker, mezzo-sopranos
Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

Music Center of the Northwest
901 North 96th Street, Seattle
January 20 at 7:30 p.m. (90-minute program with refreshments)
The Music of Maurice Ravel
Kathy Zufall and Anne Rackl, violins, Janice Gockel, viola, Frances Walton, cello
Sophie Baird-Daniel (guest artist), harp, Carol Wollenberg, flute, and Julie Buetow, clarinet
Joyce Gibb, piano
Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano, and Joan Lundquist, piano
Gail Perstein, oboe
Katie O’Rourke, piano
Tiina Ritalahti, soprano

Mirabella/Emerald Hall
116 Fairview Avenue North, Seattle
January 21 at 3:00 p.m.
LMC Opera: Baroque to the Gluck Reform Opera
Darrell Jordan (guest artist), baritone
Denná Good-Mojab and Heather Mullin, sopranos
Katie Stevenson and Brittany Walker, mezzo-sopranos
Lucy Wenger ~ piano
Stage Direction and commentary ~ Janene Nelson

 

Other LMC 2018 Special Events

Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m.
Music of Spain and South AmericaMerrill Gardens, Auburn, 18 1st St SE, Auburn, WACo-Sponsored by the City of Auburn

Sunday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m.
LMC Opera presents “Famous Moms of Opera”
SeaTac Community Center
13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA
Co-sponsored by the City of SeaTac

Saturday, June 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Frances Walton Competition Live Finals
Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Avenue West
Enjoy a day full of “mini-recitals” as classical musicians ages 20-35 compete for cash awards.

Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Frances Walton Competition Winners’ Concert
Free Public Concert
Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Avenue West

LMC Annual Spring Luncheon
Saturday, March 24, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Women’s University Club,
1105 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Program includes a luncheon at the historic Women’s University Club, hear highlights of LMC’s work in the community, a beautiful concert by past winners of the Frances Walton Competition and a keynote address by Linda Kitchen, an inspiring “Lady in the Arts!” Tickets: $60.  Reservations and Information: events@lmcseattle.org.

Keynote Address
Linda Kitchen, principal soprano at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, who enjoyed a 25 year-long career as opera singer and actress in major European opera houses, followed by a successful career as a stage director.

Performance by Competition Winners:
Cameron O’Connor, guitar (2015)
Erik Stieghner, saxophone (2015)

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 A full season of activities may be found on the LMC website at www.lmcseattle.org.