Ladies Musical Club
Fostering classical music in the community through education, performance, and awards.
|Address:||PO Box 94337 |
Seattle, WA 98124
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, LMC presented a stellar International Artist Series whose make up is literally a Who's Who list of classical music artist luminaries such as:Sergei Rachmaninoff, Fritz Kreisler, Jascha 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 as well. See the entire list. MOHAI houses LMC's historical archives. Although no longer presenting major artists, LMC continues to foster classical music in the community through its members presenting 50 free community concerts every year in eight King County venues; its appreciated Music in Schools program in the Seattle Public Schools; and its annual, cash-award competition for classical artists, ages 20-35, who are on the cusp of their careers. For more information, please visit www.lmcseattle.org.